EEB 390 - Evolution
Winter 2013, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 or (195 & 173); prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOLOGY 305.
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:

Description

"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (T. Dobzhansky)

This lecture/discussion course covers the fundamentals of evolutionary biology through examination of its conceptual framework and current research topics. We will consider:

  • evidence for evolution;
  • phylogenetic reconstructions;
  • history of the Earth and life;
  • generalizations emerging from past evolution;
  • cases of direct observations of evolution;
  • the basics of population biology; variation within populations;
  • mutation, selection, and other factors of microevolution;
  • the basics of theory of microevolution;
  • data on evolution of natural populations;
  • speciation; and
  • macroevolution of genomes, complex phenotypes, and populations and ecosystems.

Course Requirements:

Grade will be based on weekly take-home quizzes, participation in discussions, term paper, two prelims, and a comprehensive final.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

Lecture/Discussion

Schedule

EEB 390 - Evolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11250
Open
48
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 14.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11251
Open
7
 
-
M 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11252
Open
10
 
-
M 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11253
Open
5
 
-
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
11254
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
17194
Open
7
 
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W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
17195
Open
5
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM

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