|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
1462 Clifton Rd 230
1462 Clifton Rd 101
|Real, Leslie A.||4||2002||TBA.|
This class will meet in separate discussion groups on Mondays.
In this class, we will study the factors that cause genetic change and the evolutionary consequences of such changes. Topics include population genetics, adaptation and natural selection, evolution of genes, proteins and genomes, sexual selection, kin selection, speciation, and diversification of taxa. The main emphasis will be on molecular, genetic, ecological, and evolutionary factors related to variation and adaptation to environment, and constraints on adaptation.
Discussion of current and classic literature and group presentations will be required.
This class will fulfill the Column C requirement for the Biology major.
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- Evolutionary Analysis, 4th Edition (Prentice-Hall). ISBN: 9780132275842.
- On the Origin of Species: By Means and Natural Selection (Facsimile of 1st Edition) (Dover Publications). ISBN: 9780486450063.
|Assignment/Exam||Details||% of Total Grade|
|Exams||There will be three tests and a comprehensive final.|
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