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Explore the biological bases for evolution, including genetics, natural selection, sexual selection, and survival strategies. Read Darwin's "The Origin of Species.” Review the intellectual background of evolution from Aristotle to Wallace, and survey the modern literature of evolution, including Mayr, Dawkins and E.O. Wilson. Topics are presented for the layperson and amateur naturalist, but a background in biology is helpful. Field Trip Date: TBA. ACECollege Credit Recommendation Service reviewed.This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Natural History Field Studies.

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