BIO 115 Evolution & Society
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Fall Semester 2001

This course provides an introduction to the principles of evolution in lectures aimed towards a non-scientific audience.  Topics covered include the history of evolutionary thought, the evolutionary history of life and the mechanisms of evolution.  No prior college-level science is required, and the geological, biochemical and biologic concepts necessary for the course are presented as background. Current controversies over the evidence for evolution are reviewed.  Human evolution, medical and agricultural applications of evolutionary theory, and its implications for the development of human and other social systems are considered. (descended with modification from the Undergraduate Bulletin)

Contact Information:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:20-9:15AM
Room 103 Javits Lecture Hall

Charles Darwin picture
Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Biography
Full Text of Selected Works
Taught by:
Professor Mike Bell, Department of Ecology and Evolution
e-mail: mabell@life.bio.sunysb.edu
and
Professor Dan Dykhuizen, Department of Ecology and Evolution
e-mail: dandyk@life.bio.sunysb.edu
TA: Justin Roman, Department of Ecology and Evolution
Office Hours in Room 611A, Life Sciences Building
Wednesday and Thursday 9:30-11:00AM
e-mail: roman@life.bio.sunysb.edu

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Required texts (available at Stony Books on Rte 25A, view map):

Understanding Evolution

The Pony Fish's Glow

Understanding Evolution
by E. Peter Volpe and Peter Rosenbaum
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The Pony Fish's Glow
by George C. Williams
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