BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 001 Introduction to Evolution
Term: WN 2011
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Course Note:
These seminars, which are restricted to first-year students, are small-group classes (approximately 15-25 students) taught by regular and emeritus faculty.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

An introduction to evolution, including a brief history of evolutionary thought, study of evolutionary processes, analysis of mechanisms of speciation, methods of classifying organisms, and the evolution of humans. The course consists of reading a small book by an international authority on evolution and discussing the main points of each chapter. Students have the option to present a 15-30 minute lecture to the class on a topic of evolution of their choosing for extra credit.

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
19682
Open
1
1Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION
002 (SEM)
P
29425
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION
003 (SEM)
P
29426
Closed
0
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: WOMEN SCIENTISTS
004 (SEM)
P
29736
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: BIOLOGY OF SEX
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ISBN: 1416594787
The greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution, Author: Dawkins, Richard, 1941-, Publisher: Free Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780465044252
What evolution is, Author: Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005., Publisher: Basic Books 2001
Required
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