This cluster will introduce you to the theory of evolution, basic evolutionary mechanisms, and continuing applications of evolutionary theory in science today. It will also enable you to confront and analyze intelligently differing points of view about evolution−both its science-specific meanings and its broader resonance in cultural and political debate. Students who complete the cluster will have a deeper, wider, and more informed appreciation of the powerful impact that the theory of evolution has had on human knowledge since the nineteenth century.
Because discussion of evolution requires familiarity with basic biological principles, the cluster includes two tracks−one for biology majors, with an appropriate core course for those with an advanced understanding of biology, and another for nonbiology majors, with a core course broader in nature but designed for nonspecialists as an introduction to evolutionary science.
|BIOL 201||Ecology and Evolution (core course for biology majors)||PL, QI|
|BIOL 213 or
GEOL 159 and GEOL 159L
|Evolution and Life or
Prehistoric Life (core course for non-biology majors)
|BIOL 276||Evolution of Vertebrate Life||PL|
|BIOL 277||Vertebrate Field Zoology||PL|
|HIST 516||Historical Time||HS, NA|
|LING 333||Human Language and Animal Communication Systems||QI, SS|
|PHIL 352||Philosophy of Biology||PL|
|PSYC 602||Evolutionary Psychology||--|
|RELI 421||Religion and Science||PH|
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