Department: BIO Biology
In this course there is an emphasis on plants
and animals, particularly with regard to evolution, phylogeny and physiology.
Darwinian principles of evolution and natural selection are underlying themes
throughout the semester. Also included is a study of population genetics and
mechanisms of speciation and conservation biology. Students are introduced to
the development of organ systems throughout plant and animal groups. The
laboratory program presents the domain and kingdom classification systems from
the viewpoint of phylogeny and anatomy.