(X) Close Window Evolution - 4 credits Course Description: This course covers the major concepts of evolutionary biology, including natural selection, adaptation, genetic drift, and phylogenetic trees.  The course trains students to know how to generate and test evolutionary hypotheses using data and inference.  The lab portion of the course encourages hands-on learning through computer simulation and problem-solving.   Two lecture periods, one four-hour laboratory period. Instructor for Fall, 2011: Fr. John Braverman, Ph.D. Click here to download a copy of the syllabus.