Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2380404
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOMEL
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A course on the basic concepts of evolution of organisms; theory of natural selection, cosmic evolution and origin of life. The evidence for evolution (from biogeography, taxonomy, comparative anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and palaeontology), the mechanism of evolution (mutation, migration, natural selection, genetic drift) and the speciation process and products of evolution (plants and animals) are the main titles to be covered.