The Biology of Sex

Course Code: NATS 1660 A 6.0

Instructor's Name: Alex Mills

Course Description:

Sex is widespread in the living world, but many organisms do well without it and the methods of sexual reproduction vary. What is sex? How does sex develop and what are its advantages? How is the sex of individuals determined? Other topics include the genetics of sex, the influence of sex on population dynamics, the evolution of sex, sexual strategies, sexual conflict between partners, sexual techniques used by different organisms (both plant and animal), sexual behavior, and human sexuality. Current research will be explored to answer some of the questions raised in this course.

Course Format:

12 Lecture Hours per week for 6 weeks. Will commence in June.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1610 6.00, SC/NATS 1650 6.00, SC/NATS 1675 6.00, SC/NATS 1690 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/BIOL 1010 6.00.

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