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This course examines the mechanisms that have resulted in the rich diversity of life on our planet. Emphasis on how evolutionary biology helps us to understand current issues in ecology, conservation biology, global climate change, agriculture, human health, medicine, and human behavior.

Topics include: the fossil record, biodiversity, mass extinctions, human evolution, infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. (IRR)

The course will count for an ICC

Attributes: 2A, NS, SC, TIII
3 Credits

By the end of the course we will have overcome misconceptions about the following topics

  • The ideas of Darwin and Wallace - Natural selection
  • Fossil Record
  • Adaptations and genetics
  • Human Evolution
  • Evolutionary Medicine and behavior

Instructor: Prof. Nandadevi Cortes ( 

SUMMER 2019 Course: Evolutionary Biology - online | 0 Comments |
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