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PROGRAM / MAJOR / MINOR / UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING FACULTY / FIELDWORK AND RESEARCH

The Interdisciplinary Program in Evolutionary Biology


The Interdisciplinary Program in Evolutionary Biology gives students knowledge of the macro- and micro- evolutionary processes underlying the evolution and diversity of life on Earth and an understanding of the scientific and meta-scientific issues involved in this exciting field.

 

Students in this program will analyze the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought and alternative conceptualizations of the mechanisms, patterns and processes of evolution. The program emphasizes evolutionary theory, foundations of ecology and genetics, focused study of particular organisms, and the dynamics of evolutionary principles in scientific inquiry.


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THE MAJOR


The 30 credit interdisciplinary major consists of three foundation courses, one course in ecology, one in the philosophy/history of science, and five approved electives (15 credits of approved electives is required). In consultation with a major advisor, students will tailor intensive study to suit particular interests within the major.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

• Three Foundation Courses (9 CREDITS)

•  One Philosophy/History of Science (3 CREDITS)

- Additional courses in this section may be selected as approved electives

•  One Ecology Course (3 CREDITS)

•  Five Approved Elective Courses (15 CREDITS)

- The 15 credits may be selected from Approved Elective list and/or Philosophy/History of Science list

List of Approved Courses


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THE MINOR


The 15 credit interdisciplinary minor consists of three foundation courses and two approved electives (a minimum of 6 credits of approved electives is required). In consultation with a minor advisor, students will tailor intensive study to suit particular interests within the major.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

•  Three Foundation Courses (9 CREDITS)

•  Two Approved Electives (6 CREDITS)

List of Approved Courses


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UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING FACULTY


Cynthia Beall 368-2277 Anthropology

Mather Memorial

Room 217

Darin Croft 368-5268 Anatomy

School of Medicine

EG 03

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

216-231-4600 Ext. 3233

Cleveland Museum of Natural History  
Bruce Latimer NA

Orthodontics

School of Medicine

 
Peter McCall 368-3676 Earth, Environment & Planetary Science

A. W. Smith

Room 112

Patricia Princehouse 368-2632 Institute for the Science of Origins, Physics, Evolutionary Biology

Rockefeller Hall

Second Floor

Scott Simpson 368-1946 Anatomy

School of Medicine

EG 23

Mark Willis 368-4358 Biology

DeGrace Hall

Room 105


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FIELDWORK AND RESEARCH


Fieldwork and laboratory research provide an exiting opportunity to apply your knowledge in actual research situations with senior colleagues. Click here more information on research opportunities. For more information about the program, its requirements and research opportunities, contact a member of the Evolutionary Biology faculty.


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MORE ABOUT EVOLUTION:

 

Berkeley: Understanding Evolution

 

• National Academies: Evolution Resources

 

• American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): Evolution Resources

 

• National Center for Science Education