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Evolutionary Studies

Evolutionary Studies Certificate

The undergraduate certificate program in evolutionary studies is designed to provide a unifying perspective on the diverse subject areas of a liberal arts education. Evolutionary biology provides a link between the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. The core of the program is BIOLOGY 1999, Evolution for Everyone, a course on evolution for students who are not majors in biology. (Biology majors who participate in the EoS program must take Biology 3302 instead.) In addition to this one required course, students must fulfill 20 credits from the list of courses designated below. No more than 8 hours can be taken at the freshman level, and at least 8 hours must be taken at the junior-senior level (3000 level or above).

Courses in the Physical and Life Sciences

ASTRO 1011, Planets and Life in the Universe

BIOL 1202, Environmental Biology

BIOL 1821, Organisms and the Environment

BIOL 1999, Evolution for Everyone

BIOL 2012, Genetics

BIOL 2102, General Ecology

BIOL 2402, Vertebrate Biology

BIOL 2501, Biology of Plants

BIOL 3102, Animal Behavior

BIOL 3122, Tropical Resource Ecology

BIOL 3302, Introduction to Evolution

BIOL 4102, Behavioral Ecology

BIOL 4112, Evolution of Animal Sociality

BIOL 4182, Population Biology

BIOL 4402, Ornithology

BIOL 4422, Entomology

BIOL 4442, Developmental Biology

BIOL 4501, Seed Plant Diversification

Courses in the Social Sciences

ANTHRO 1005, Biological Anthropology

ANTHRO 2105, Human Variation

PSYCH 1003, General Psychology

PSYCH 2200, Drugs and Behavior

PSYCH 2205, Human Sexuality: Psychological Perspectives

PSYCH 2211, Introduction to Biological Psychology

PSYCH 3205, Evolutionary Psychology

PSYCH 3390, Directed Studies

PSYCH 3500, Health Psychology

PSYCH 4300, Introduction to Psychopharmacology: Drugs and Mental Illness

PSYCH 4311, Psychology of Nonverbal Behavior

PSYCH 4330, Hormones, the Brain, and Behavior

PSYCH 4349, Human Learning and Memory

PSYCH 4356, Thinking and Cognition

PSYCH 4361, History and Systems of Psychology

PSYCH 4374, Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology

Courses in the Humanities

ENGL 4030, Evolution, Literature, and Film

ENGL 4080, Cognition, Emotion, and Narrative

PHIL 2280, Minds, Brains, and Machines

PHIL 2281, Darwinism and the Philosophy of Biology