Discussion of concepts in evolution, including the origin of features and species in evolutionary time, and the genetic and developmental bases of evolutionary change. Students examine research topics in evolution.
- Investigate a topic in evolutionary biology for a species, taxon, or clade.
- Examine evidence for evolution of topic of interest, such as molecular, fossil, developmental, anatomical, and biogeographical data.
- Consider evolutionary basis of biological topic of interest, such as its origin in evolutionary time, its expression in related and distant clades, its genetic or developmental bases.
- Investigate a research question in peer-reviewed and primary literature in evolutionary biology.
- Evaluate peer-reviewed and primary literature in evolutionary biology, with attention to unresolved questions.
- Communicate research findings in written and oral formats.
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