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Courses - Spring 2022
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Animal Diversity and Evolution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: C- or better in BSCI160 and BSCI207.
This course focuses on deep-level diversity of animals and their evolutionary relationships, unique and repeated transitions in the course of animal evolution, and the evolutionary mechanisms that have shaped and continue to shape animal diversity. The course takes an integrative organismal approach to understanding animal evolution, considering morphology, development, physiology, life history, and ecology. It also explores how patterns of animal diversity have changed through time and the processes affecting animal diversity in our changing world.
(Sponsoring Dept.: BIOL). Acceptable toward Biological Sciences Specialization Areas: ECEV and GENB (Ecology, Behavioral & Organismal category).