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NSCI 660 - Evolutionary Biology for Educators

  • 3 credits
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NSCI 660 focuses on the processes and patterns of evolution. You study the four mechanisms of evolutionary change and how that change creates the complex biodiversity of the world. Topics covered are the mechanisms of evolution, mendelian genetics, quantitative genetics, phylogenetics, speciation, adaptation, origins of life hypotheses, evolution and medicine, evolution and conservation, life history, sexual selection, human evolution and developmental biology and evolution.

Exercises range from problem solving to essays based on the reading of primary literature and articles intended for broad audiences. Some of the problem-solving exercises use simulation software to explore how the mechanisms of evolution alter the frequency of alleles in populations.


Admission to Master of Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) degree program.