Syllabus for Evolutionary Patterns
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- 15 credits
- Course code: 1BG306
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2007-03-15
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2019
150 credits including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology. Evolutionary Processes.
- Responsible department: Biology Education Centre
The course focuses on how the evolutionary processes and the evolutionary history is expressed in the different patterns observed in and among organisms, how these patterns can be detected and analysed, and conclusions drawn about their causes.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- explain the principles of, and apply methods for, detection and reconstruction of evolutionary patterns
- discuss, and relate evolutionary patterns at different hierarchical levels to evolutionary processes
- apply hypotheses about evolutionary patterns to explain, discuss and analyse evolutionary causalities
- discuss and communicate principles, problems and research findings in issues that touch evolutionary patterns
- relate and apply chosen (combinations of) evolutionary biological techniques and methods.
The course comprises studies of evolutionary patterns manifested at different hierarchical levels. The course comprises the following part
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A seminar series elucidating evolutionary biology and evolutionary biological methods and applications.
Lectures, laboratory practicals, seminars and literature assignments . Participation in lab practicals, is compulsory.
Modules: Theory 9 credits; Laboratory session 6 credits. .
The theory part comprises a written examination and a seminar series that requires active participation and is followed up in discussion form. The laboratory sessions require active participation and are presented orally and in writing.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
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Applies from: Autumn 2019
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Baum, David A.;
Smith, Stacey D.
Tree thinking : an introduction to phylogenetic biology
Greenwood Village, Colo.: Roberts, c2013