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2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 320 - Evolution

Semester Hours: 3
A lecture/seminar course designed to provide an overview of the major processes of biological evolution. Evolution is presented in terms of the geological and biological history of the earth, major extinction events, the diversity and classification of organisms, and mechanisms for evolution including natural selection and genetic drift. The major concepts and misconceptions of evolution will be presented from historical and modern perspectives. Students will be expected to contribute to intelligent and informed discussions on evolution’s role in biodiversity, mass extinctions, modern diseases, and other modern life sciences.

Pre-requisites: BIO 262 - Genetics (4 semester hours)  or consent.

Offered: Fall, even years.

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