EEB 390 - Evolution
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
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:

"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 participation in discussions, term paper, two prelims, and a comprehensive final.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

Lecture/Discussion

EEB 390 - Evolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11040
Open
4
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT. 9.
002 (DIS)
P
11041
Open
1
 
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11042
Closed
0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11043
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11044
Open
1
 
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W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11045
Open
1
 
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Th 8:00AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
11046
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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ISBN: 9780393925920
Evolution, Author: Carl T. Bergstrom, Lee Alan Dugatkin., Publisher: Norton 1st ed.
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