The University of St. Thomas

Genetics Ecology Evolution
Title:Genetics Ecology Evolution
Course Number:207
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Hartung, Nancy Z
Time:1215 - 1320
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 205
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 09/03 12/19 M  -  W   -  F 70 0 70
Course Description:
A consideration of the mechanisms of heredity, evolution, population genetics, and population ecology emphasizing hypothesis testing, case studies, and quantitative and experimental approaches to population biology. Topics include: Mendelian genetics, genetic mapping, population genetics, selection theory and the process of adaptation, speciation, macroevolution and phylogenetics, and the growth and regulation of populations. Laboratory work emphasizes techniques for data analysis, including computer simulation and modeling. Three laboratory hours per week. This course fulfills the core-area in natural science in the Natural Science and Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirements in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Co-enrollment in or previous credit for CHEM 111 or CHEM 115