1. The evidence for evolution:
2. History of evolutionary thought:
3. Origin and maintenance of variation:
4. Natural selection:
5. Phylogenies and comparative methods:
6. Population genetics:
7. Quantitative genetics and genetic linkage:
8. Adaptive evolution:
9. Molecular evolution and evolution of genetic systems:
10. Evolution of sexual reproduction:
11. Evolution of sociality:
13. Evolution of development:
14. Life-history evolution:
15. Evolutionary medicine:
17. Origins of life and Extinction:
18. Human evolution:
19. Evolution and the environment:
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
|Assignments and tests||20-25 %|
|Research project||20-25 %|
|Midterm examination||25-30 %|
|Final examination||25-30 %|
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the mechanisms of biological evolution.
2. Apply evolutionary reasoning in biological sciences.
3. Describe and illustrate the major lines of evidence for evolution.
4. Explain the population and quantitative genetics underlying evolutionary theory.
5. Name the requirements for and outcomes of natural selection as well as the biological levels at which selection can act.
6. Explain current theories of the origins of life and the evolution of cellular organisms.
7. Apply evolutionary analysis to the study of life histories, sexual reproduction, sociality, development, speciation, extinction, human evolution, human health, environmental issues, and other selected biological topics.
Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbooks and materials may include:
C. Zimmer & D.J. Emlen. Evolution: Making Sense of Life, (current edition). W.H. Freeman & Co.
J.C. Herron & S. Freeman. Evolutionary Analysis, (current edition). Pearson Education
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||No credit||2007/09/01 to 2017/12/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU BIOL 3XXX (3)||2018/01/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BIOL 2XXX (3)||2007/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BISC 300 (3)||2007/09/01 to 2011/12/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BISC 2XX (3); DOUG BIOL 3205 (5) & DOUG BIOL 3700 (3) = SFU BISC 300 (3) & SFU BISC 202 (3) & SFU BISC 2XX (2)||2012/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BIOL 3XXX (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU BISC 3XX (3)||2007/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU BIOL 3XX (3)||2007/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO BIOL 250 (3)||2007/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV BIOL 2nd (3)||2011/01/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC BIOL 323 (3)||2007/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BIO 416 (3)||2007/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC BIOL 3XX (1.5)||2007/09/01 to -|