Spring 2021

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. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Miller

This course will be conducted in-person. Online components are available, as needed, supported by appropriate technology. Options for online-only participation will be available for those students unable to participate in person.

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


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: 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