Evolution
General Catalog Course Title:
Evolution
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Padian, Kevin
Instructor: 
Boore, Jeffrey

An analysis of the patterns and processes of organic evolution. History and philosophy of evolutionary thought; the different lines of evidence and fields of inquiry that bear on the understanding of evolution. The major features and processes of evolution through geologic times; the generation of new forms and new lineages; extinction; population processes of selection, adaptation, and other forces; genetics, genomics, and the molecular basis of evolution; evolutionary developmental biology; sexual selection; behavorial evolution; applications of evolutionary biology to medical, agricultural, conservational, and anthropological research.

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