Undergraduate Seminar. This course will deal in depth with the historical background to, as well as the current issues and debates surrounding, the study of evolution. The general topics that will be covered include the role of various disciplines in the development of evolutionary biology (comparative anatomy, embryology, paleontology, genetics), and the competing, alternative evolutionary models and methodologies available in the literature today. During the second half of the course students will give presentations on topics of current interest and controversy.
Handouts, useful links and more will follow as the semester proceeds.