In this course, principles of evolutionary biology are applied to the diversity of animal life, form, and function.  We consider how evolutionary history, selection, and other factors produce different solutions to problems that many animals face.  Labs introduce techniques used to study evolutionary problems and explore diverse animal taxa.


This course is a prerequisite for the Biology major at UC Santa Cruz and other UC and CSU campuses, and focuses on material relevant to that major.  It is also appropriate for majors in the other natural sciences.  Those students who do not intend to pursue such majors or who do not have relevant backgrounds are also welcome, but are advised that the course content and expectations are quite rigorous.


The textbook we will be using is the 9th edition of Biology by Campbell & Reece.  The 8th edition will also suffice.



 

Welcome and introduction

COURSE LINKS

BIOLOGY 1B - ANIMAL DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTIONARY PRINCIPLES

Spring 2012