University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 404 - Population Genetics

(3 units)
Genetics of populations and mechanisms of evolution. Includes equilibrium conditions and forces altering gene frequencies and polygenic and quantitative inheritance.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 300 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply and interpret mathematical models in the study of population genetics.
2. demonstrate a basic understanding of the modern science of population genetics.
3. articulate in writing or verbally, the roles of both natural selection and drift in evolutionary change.
4. describe several ways in which new species can emerge.
5. describe the complex dynamics that lead to functionally coherent gene pools.

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