Spring 2020

Evolutionary Biology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-320

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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. This course is offered for those students not taking the associated laboratory (BIOL 321) and the combined enrollment for these courses will be 30 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Miller.

If Overenrolled: Preference given to biology majors and class year (seniors first, etc.).

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Quantitative Reasoning


2019-20: Offered in Spring 2020
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021