In this course, students examine biological evolution by natural selection and the resulting structure and function of organisms. Students also examine biological processes across scales from populations to biomes. Through small collaborative projects, students will engage in the scientific process from the generation of observations and hypotheses to the communication of results to both scientific and lay audiences. The effects of humans on biodiversity and the role of science in society are emphasized through the examination of local case studies. This course includes a lab period.
Three hours lecture, three hours lab