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BIO-150 Principles of Evolution

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students will describe the fundamental concepts of the modern theory of evolution and provides an overview of genetic variation, adaptation, and biodiversity.  The mechanisms of evolutionary change by natural selection and other agencies, theories on the origin of life, and the history of life as revealed by the fossil record and other evidence are described.  This course fulfills the general education requirement in natural science.  The course is designed for non-science majors. [3 credits] The course is open to College of Adult Undergraduate Studies students only.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Three exams
  2. Two short reports
  3. Two oral reports

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

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OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • No electronic phones or other devices should be accessible during exams.
  • No more than three absences will be permitted for a student to pass this course.  Any arrival 20 minutes late is considered an absence.
  • Assignments submitted by email (including e-mail attachments) will not be accepted.