Advanced Biology – Evolutionary Biology

This course investigates the processes that have acted throughout Earth’s history to produce the wide variety of organisms that occupy the planet. This course focuses on microevolutionary mechanisms, such as mutations, genetic variation, and natural selection, and how they have operated to produce macroevolutionary patterns, including the origination and extinction of species and clades. Modeling Physics, Chemistry, or department approval is a prerequisite for this course. (Semester, .50 credit)