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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 180 - Biodiversity and Evolution

An introduction to the diversity and history of life. We begin with basic evolutionary patterns and processes that have shaped living things, and then move on to 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 lecture hours and one three-hour lab each week. Offered every semester. (4 Credits)