Spring 2016

Evolutionary Biology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-320


Jill S. Miller (Section 01)


Evolution is a powerful and central theme that unifies the life sciences. In this course, emphasis is placed on microevolutionary mechanisms of change, and their connection to large-scale macroevolutionary patterns and diversity. Through lectures and readings from the primary literature, we will study genetic drift and gene flow, natural selection and adaptation, molecular evolution, speciation, the evolution of sex and sexual selection, life history evolution, and inference and interpretation of evolutionary relationships. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion each week.

Requisite: BIOL 181; BIOL 191 recommended. Limited to 30 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester.  Professor Miller.

If Overenrolled: Case by case. Preference given to biology majors, students with conflicts with Bio 321, and class year (seniors first, etc.).

BIOL 320 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 300A
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 300A


Section 01
F 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM MERR 315


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022