BIOL4022Evolution4 ch (3C 3L)

Traces the development of a body of theory explaining biological unity and diversity, from pre-Darwinian ideas to current issues in evolutionary biology. The course integrates theoretical, descriptive, and empirical studies to elucidate the patterns and processes of evolution (what evolution is, and how it occurs), and to explore the experimental and analytical methods biologists use to study evolution.

Prerequisite: Completion of second year core-curriculum, including either BIOL 2015 or BIOL 2245, or permission of instructor.