Evolutionary theory and mechanism; systematics and phylogenetics; the evolutionary record; evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology; evolution of human social behaviour.
This paper is essential for students majoring in Zoology, but is also of importance to Genetics and Ecology majors and indeed anyone wanting to understand biology in an evolutionary context.
|Paper title||Evolutionary Biology|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- BIOL 112 and CELS 191
- Schedule C
- HUBS 191 or 192, with at least a B pass, may replace the BIOL 112 prerequisite, with HOD approval.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Zoology's website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Professor Graham Wallis
Dr Travis Ingram
Dr Nic Rawlence
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
- Paper Structure
- Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, writing assignments and assigned readings.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures a week and one lab per fortnight.
Freeman & Herron, 2014, Evolutionary Analysis (5th ed), Pearson, NJ
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
- Knowledge and understanding of the principles of evolution
- Knowledge of the investigative tools and data used in investigating pattern and process in evolutionary biology