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BIOL 470 - Mechanisms of Evolution


Description:
Darwinian evolution and the modern synthesis.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: BIOL 321.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain evolutionary theory in terms of the mechanisms of evolution and describe evolutionary influence across all levels of biological organization.
  • Quantify changes in the genetic composition of populations that result from evolution.
  • Compare different mechanisms of speciation and various ways that biologists define species.
  • Explain how macroevolutionary changes occur across evolutionary time.
  • Apply evolutionary principles, hypotheses, and investigative methods to test a wide range of biological phenomena.
  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate current evolutionary research.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
1/21/16

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