Students will gain a better understanding of the basic principles of evolution within a population including selection, drift, and founder effects by using computer simulations.
Faith and Evolution
Students will have a deeper understanding of the LDS position on evolution.
Patterns of Evolution
Students will learn the details of phylogenetic reconstruction, tree searching, DNA sequence alignment, and other bioinformatics tools for deciphering patterns of evolution.
Students will learn the details of species concepts and the criteria used for identifying and diagnosing species.
Students will gain hands-on experience with hominid fossils and gain an understanding of the evidence that elucidates the biological history of humans.