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Ecology & Evolution of the Organism

Course Number: 
BIO-121
Minimum Credits: 
4
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of ecology and evolution through discussions of and laboratory activities related to the history of life on Earth, interactions among organisms and between organisms and the environment, population and community dynamics, the mechanisms of evolution, speciation, and extinction. Students successfully completing the course will be able to draw connections between ecology and evolution as interrelated aspects of biology and will be prepared to continue on to genetics (BIO 260) and upper-level electives, particularly courses focusing on ecology, evolution, and organismal biology. Prerequisite: BIO-120, or permission. Offered spring term.