This is a seminar course covering the current understanding of evolutionary theory. Topics will include the known and inferred processes of evolution with emphasis given to speciation, natural selection within and among populations, phylogenetics, as well as discussion of the relationship between developmental genes and evolution. Controversial ideas such as intelligent design and special creation will be contrasted with current models of evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL101 - Principles of Biology and Lab or BIOL151 - General Biology I and Lab.
BIOL375 is a 3 credit course.