BIOL 499D. Principles of Evolution.
(3-0-3); I, II.
Prerequisites: BIOL 304 and BIOL 317. Major processes (e.g. natural selection, speciation, molecular evolution, etc.) of evolutionary biology are illustrated by using examples from molecular, cellular, and organismal biology. History of evolutionary theory, history of life on earth, phylogenetics, population genetics, biogeography, and macroevolutionary patterns are also treated. This course satisfies the integrative component for general education for students completing a major in biology.