Course Code: NATS 1690 A 6.0

Instructor's Name: Barbara Czaban

Course Description:

As an introduction to biological evolution, this course examines the biological mechanisms underlying evolutionary change, including the roles of cells, DNA, genes, and gene regulation during embryological development. Other topics will include the history of evolutionary thought, the cellular origins of life, the evolution of cells, and a survey of the forces that drive evolution, including microevolution, speciation, and extinction. The laboratories will introduce students to important biological techniques, material, and information relating to biological evolution.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week. Ten 2 hour labs, approximately every other week. The laboratory will deal with general biological principles as they apply to evolutionary biology and may not be directly related to the lecture material. The laboratory may require the manipulation of some living material.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1610 6.00, SC/NATS 1650 6.00, SC/NATS 1660 6.00, SC/NATS 1675 6.00. NCR Note: This course is not open to any student who has passed or is taking SC/BIOL 1000 3.00, SC/BIOL 1001 3.00, or SC/BIO 1010 6.00.

Mathematical Content:

Minimal simple arithmetical calculation at about Grade 11 level.

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