BIOL242 Evolutionary Biology (3 semester hours)

The goal of this course is to examine the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory. This course will include a survey of historic and current scientific methods and data in the study of biological evolution. Topics include natural selection, genetic drift, adaptation, sexual selection, speciation, and coevolution. Applications of evolution to current global issues and problems will be demonstrated. Students will use discussions, assignments, readings, and projects to illustrate evolutionary concepts.