The University of Winnipeg

BIOL-1116 Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

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This course surveys evolution, ecology and biodiversity. Specific topics include evolutionary mechanisms, microevolution, speciation, phylogeny, systematics, eukaryote and prokaryote diversity, behavioural, population, community and ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. The laboratory emphasizes the diversity of living organisms. Note: Students who have credit in one of Chemistry 40S and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, but not in both, may, under certain conditions, qualify to register in this course. Note: Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity is a prerequisite for all 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses in Biology It is also a required course for entry to Agriculture, Dentistry, Human Ecology, Medical Rehabilitation, Nursing Education, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. Note: Students must obtain credit in both BIOL-1115(3) and BIOL-1116(3) to satisfy the requirements for a major in Biology. Students can elect to take up to 6 additional credit hours at the 1000 level; however, these additional credit hours will not count towards the requirement for a major in Biology. Students who wish to use BIOL-1112(6) (Human Anatomy and Physiology) as a prerequisite for advanced courses in Biology must obtain the permission of the Department Chair.


Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S or Applied Mathematics 40S, and Chemistry 40S (prerequisite) BIOL-1116L (lab) (must be taken concurrently).

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