Learning Goals & Outcomes

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of evolution as a result of natural selection. At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Understand and discuss the concept of evolution of populations and species
  2. Identify examples of adaptation and how they develop.
  3. To apply the concept of selective pressure to the examples of  biological fitness.
  4. Evaluate how  gene flow and genetic drift  effect a species evolution, and how it varies in large and small populations. 

Subtopics that will be explored through the course include:

  • Species and Populations Definitions
  • Adaptation of Traits
  • Niche Occupation
  • Selective Pressure
  • Heritable Traits
  • Population Genetics
  • Gene Flow and Genetic Drift