Structuralism and Macroevolution

A seminar course discussing the philosophical roots of and empirical research in structuralism and macroevolution. We read selected papers in philosophy of evolutionary biology, comparative phylogenetic methods, macroevolutionary studies, and the role of natural history in evolutionary thought. Each topic is paired with readings on empirical research that involves similar issues. The course concludes with a short writing assignment that analyzes a contemporary question in macroevolution or structural/organismic research.

Course Number: 
E&EB 717
Professor (Faculty Member): 
Day / time: 
T 9.25-11.15
Course Type: 
Graduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2020