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Calvin College    
 
    
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog
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BIOL 160 - Ecological and Evolutionary Systems

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FA. Students examine the basic concepts in ecological and evolutionary biology, and their use to gain insights into adaptive features. Topics include: population genetics and ecology, evolutionary development and speciation, phylogenetics and genomics, adaptive biology, ecosystem dynamics, and biodiversity. Students develop critical thinking skills by applying those concepts to solve biological problems and learn scientific communication skills. They also critically examine Christian perspectives of evolution and environmental stewardship. Biology 160 and BIOL 160L are required courses for biology majors. Lectures and discussions. Corequisites: BIOL 160L, CHEM 103 (CHEM 105).



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