2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL 04348 Biological Evolution and Diversity

A scientific survey of fundamental aspects of biological evolution and diversity. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, history of evolutionary thought, models of evolution, diversification, species concepts, adaptation and selection, and biogeography. These subjects will be illustrated with examples from the natural world, including prokaryote, protozoan, fungal, plant, and animal divisions of life. Prerequisites: BIOL 04112 and BIOL 04113 and BIOL 04114 and BIOL 04115.