Evolution

Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course Prefix: 
BIO
Course Number: 
312
General Education Requirements: 
R
W
Credits: 
3 sem. hrs.
Semesters Offered: 
Spring

The process of evolution is defined and evidence from biology and paleontology for the reality of evolution is reviewed. The course next surveys the natural processes which scientists suggest can lead to evolutionary change in groups of organisms and concludes with the postulated evolutionary histories of several important groups, including humans. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: BIO 123, 124 and 223.