This course covers the science of evolutionary biology, including population genetics, microevolution, speciation, phylogenetics and macroevolution. The content and methods of modern research in evolutionary biology are emphasized; student read primary source scientific literature. Lab activities include field investigations, lab experiments, and computer modeling. Intended for biology, environmental science and life sciences teaching majors.
- Apply this experience with research methods in evolutionary biology at the level necessary for success in senior undergraduate research.
- Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and competency with algebra and statistics at a level appropriate for graduates of a bachelor's degree program in biology.
- Design, propose, conduct, interpret, and present the results of an independent laboratory or field experiment in this subject area.
- Explain and apply scientific knowledge in evolutionary biology, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
- Read and interpret primary scientific literature in evolutionary biology.
- Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of evolutionary biology at the level necessary for success in graduate study in this field.