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College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 270 - Biodiversity and Evolution


An introduction to the diversity and history of life. This course surveys the major groups of organisms (their morphology, physiology, reproductive cycles) and their evolutionary origins and relationships. Using recent findings from such diverse fields as molecular phylogenetics, developmental biology, and paleontology, this course introduces students to the major branches on the tree of life. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Offered every semester. (4 Credits)