May 27, 2024  
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 227 - Principles of Evolution


Credit(s): 3
3 hours lecture, 3 hours contact
This course examines how living things change and diversify over time. Students will investigate the process of evolution and the link between evolution and the astounding variety of organisms we see today. Students will analyze several subfields that make up the discipline of evolutionary biology, including paleontology, phylogenetic systematics, evolutionary ecology, population genetics, and evolutionary anthropology. By the end of the course, students will have a renewed appreciation for nature, and share the impression of the famous scientist Theodosius Dobzhansky that “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” 3 credits, 3 hours. Prerequisite requirements: BIOL 160/160A; BIOL 161/161A



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