2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIOL 3770 - Population Genetics and Evolution (with Lab)



Goals: To understand the basis of microevolution through population genetics; to demonstrate the uses of molecular genetic data in evolutionary biology; to explore the mechanisms of evolutionary change; and to show how these mechanisms have led to the evolutionary history seen in the fossil record.

Content: The nature of biological variation, genetic structure of populations, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, quantitative genetics, principles of evolutionary phylogenetics, evolutionary processes, and the evolutionary history of major taxa.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1510 and 1520 (grades of C- or better)

Note: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4