History and Development
Students will be able to describe the history and development of evolutionary thought.
Evidence for Evolution
Students will be able to list and describe the evidence for evolution and its required corollaries.
Processes of Evolution
Students will be able to describe the mechanisms by which evolution occurs. Provide detailed explanations of the the processes of evolution by mutation, migration, genetic drift, non-random mating, and natural selection.
Students will be able to explain adaptation, providing examples from several different fields of biology (e.g., cell biology, physiology, conservation biology, bioinformatics, medicine, behavior, etc.).
Life on Earth
Students will be able to describe the history of life on earth. Identify major evolutionary transitions over time, and explain the tools and evidence that support current hypotheses of the history of life.