Evolutionary Biology [Grad]

An overview of evolutionary biology as the discipline uniting all of the life sciences. Evolution explains the origin of life and Earth’s biodiversity, and how organisms acquire adaptations that improve survival and reproduction. This course uses reading and discussion of scientific papers to emphasize that evolutionary biology is a dynamic science, involving active research to better understand the mysteries of life. We discuss principles of population genetics, paleontology, and systematics; application of evolutionary thinking in disciplines such as developmental biology, ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, and human medicine.

Course Number: 
E&EB 525
Professor (Faculty Member): 
Day / time: 
TTh 10.30-11.20,1 HTBA
Course Type: 
Graduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2019