Gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which new species arise, the species as a basic unit of phylogeny, and the importance of species in macroevolutionary processes.
Students will prepare several short essays on topics discussed during the quarter, and will present one or more topics to their classmates.
Subjective and holistic, like the Graduation Writing Test. The grade is based on performance in written work, classroom presentation, and participation.
BIO 213, BIO 325, BIO 303; or consent of instructor.