701-0245-00L  Introduction to Evolutionary Biology

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersG. Velicer, S. Wielgoss
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0245-00 VIntroduction to Evolutionary Biology2 hrs
Thu10-12NO C 60 »
G. Velicer, S. Wielgoss

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AbstractThis course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions.
ObjectiveThis course introduces important questions about the evolutionary processes involved in the generation and maintenance of biological diversity across all domains of life and how evolutionary science investigates these questions. The topics covered range from different forms of selection, phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, life history theory, the evolution of sex, social evolution to human evolution. These topics are important for the understanding of a number of evolutionary problems in the basic and applied sciences.
ContentTopics likely to be covered in this course include research methods in evolutionary biology, adaptation, evolution of sex, evolutionary transitions, human evolution, infectious disease evolution, life history evolution, macroevolution, mechanisms of evolution, phylogenetic analysis, population dynamics, population genetics, social evolution, speciation and types of selection.
LiteratureTextbook:
Evolutionary Analysis
Scott Freeman and Jon Herron
5th Edition, English.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe exam is based on lecture and textbook.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 27.09.2019 (Examination Block 3)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersG. Velicer, S. Wielgoss
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsTaschenrechner (keine privaten Geräte; Taschenrechner wird an der Prüfung zur Verfügung gestellt)
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Biology BachelorBiodiversityOInformation
Biology BachelorCellular and Molecular BiologyOInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Food Science BachelorElectives (ONLY for Programme Regulations 2016)WInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorExamination Block 3OInformation