2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 3210 Evolution and the History of Life

In this course students will explore the fundamental process of biological evolution and the rise in life's variation on Earth through time. Through textbook readings and discussions, journal articles, films, hands-on activities, and field excursions, students will examine the processes of natural selection, adaptation, and speciation. Students will then explore the changes in life on Earth from its early origins in a reducing atmosphere to the diversification of prokaryotes; the symbiotic origins of eukaryotes; and the origin and diversification of animals, fungi, and plants. The course will end with a study of human evolution.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Any CBIOL or CPHYS class

Offered

Fall semesters of even numbered years