This course will teach the evidence for and mechanisms of evolution, beginning with the history of evolutionary theory. Students will learn the ways that the genetic makeup of a population can change over time, and how new species are formed. This class will also introduce students to evolutionary systematics and cladistics, or how scientists study the evolutionary relationships between living things.
This course is a pre-requisite for the Museum’s Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) in biology, evolution, conservation genetics, biodiversity and anthropology. The course is offered free-of-charge.
Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates:11/5, 11/7, 11/14, 11/19, 11/26, 11/28, 12/3, 12/5, 12/10, 12/12, 12/17, 12/19