This course explains and demonstrates the analysis of biological data with general linear models, generalized linear models, maximum-likelihood fitting of non-linear models, and resampling techniques. Content is presented in a workshop format, so that students learn the application of computer analysis coincidentally with statistical concepts. Course Hours:3 units; (3-0) Prerequisite(s):Ecology 425 or consent of the Department.
An examination of the first edition of Charles Darwin's “On the Origin of Species” and related writings. Students will lead discussions of scientific, philosophical, and other issues raised by the book. Course Hours:3 units; (3-0) Prerequisite(s):Consent of the Department.
The theory of organic evolution. Historical development of evolutionary ideas. Darwin's contribution. The mechanism of natural selection; sexual, kin and group selection. The application of the theory in biogeography, ecology, ethology and other areas of biology. Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)
Lectures, seminars and/or laboratories on special advanced topics in biological sciences. Each student should seek consent of a departmental faculty member who will supervise the chosen study. Course Hours:3 units; (3-0) or (0-6) MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT