BIOL 252 - Principles of Biology III
Synthesizes physical, chemical, and biological principles to understand the evolution of organismal form and function over the history of life on Earth. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 150 and BIOL 151 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): CHEM 131 . Assessment Level(s): MATH 170 or MATH 181 or C or better in MATH 165 . Three hours lecture, one hour discussion each week.
4 semester hours
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Describe the unity and diversity of form and function across multiple lineages of life on Earth.
- Analyze the evolution of organismal form and function according to physical and chemical constraints and the ecological structure of the environment.
- Compare and contrast how disparate lineages evolve adaptations to common environmental challenges.
- Explain how organisms shape the environment and influence macroevolutionary trends.
- Interpret and use phylogenetic trees to infer the evolutionary history of lineages.
- Apply scientific reasoning to interpret data and draw conclusions.
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