A non-majors, general education course that explores the process of biological evolution and the fundamental mechanisms and concepts by which evolution works. Topics typically covered include the nature of science, the scientific history of evolution, evidence and processes of evolution, natural selection and adaptation, role of DNA variation and gene regulation in evolution, origin of life, macroevolution and the tree of life. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 3