May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 370 Evolutionary Biology



This course examines the fundamental evolutionary processes by which the diversity of life on Earth is explained. Topics include the history of evolutionary thought, mechanisms of natural selection, violations of Hardy-Weinberg, population genetics, phylogenetic trees, the formation and evolution of species, and critical thinking on how to study evolutionary change. Students work with living organisms during lab to generate biological evolution. Computer simulations are used to reinforce concepts from lecture and lab. 3 hours lecture. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 290  

4 credit hours