2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 2501 Evolution

In this course, you will explore the fundamental process of biological evolution and the rise in life's variation on Earth through time.  Through textbook readings and online discussions, video watching, and online activities, you will examine both the evidence of evolution and the processes of evolution, including natural selection and speciation.  You will also learn about the history of life on Earth from its early origins in a reducing atmosphere to the development of single celled organisms to the origin and diversification of animals, including human evolution. Prerequisite:  A basic background in general biology is strongly recommended. This class is restricted for science credit to LCAL students.  However, all students can take as a free elective.