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Introduction to Organisms, Ecology, Evolution: BIOL204. Introductory lecture course intended for students majoring in life sciences. The course teaches the principles of ecology and evolution and how they intersect to produce the diversity of life. This course meets the COLL200 requirement.

Sexual selection: BIOL460 and BIOL680. Small seminar course designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates looking for a graduate style of learning experience. We read new journal papers every week and focus on hypothesis testing in the framework of sexual selection. Every student presents papers they have researched and hosts a discussion session. This course meets the COLL400 requirement.

Evolution of Organisms: BIOL312. A core undergraduate class focusing on organismal processes in evolutionary biology. I place emphasis on students learning how to pose and test interesting evolutionary questions that apply to broad areas of the biological sciences.

Evolution in the UK Study Away: BIOL312F. This is an optional Study Away add-on to the BIOL312 course, through which a small group of students join me on a trip to London (UK) to visit sites that were important to Charles Darwin, including his house, the Natural History Museum, the London Zoo, and Westminster Abbey. This course meet the COLL300 requirement.



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Last updated August 17, 2018