University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 415 - Evolution

(4 units) CO13
Pattern and process in the evolution of life on earth.

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing; BIOL 300 ; BIOL 314  or BIOL 315  or NRES 310 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. integrate effective composition and communication skills, and critical analysis and use of information to explain and criticize papers published in the primary scientific literature.
2. describe scientific evidence of evolution based on the fossil record, molecular biology and comparative anatomy, physiology, and behavior.
3. explain the roles of mutation, genetic drift, gene flow and natural selection in bringing about evolutionary change within populations.
4. explain various mechanisms through which new species can arise.
5. construct and interpret phylogenies.


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