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I. Required Graduate courses (6 courses)

II. Graduate courses that emphasize a phylogenetic approach but are not required; Students pick those courses relevant to their program of studies. For additional courses see Graduate Bulletin
III. Undergraduate courses in which systematics is taught, or in which diversity is taught from a systematic perspective.
  • History of Life (BiSc 151) - A review of the origin of life, the geologic record, and the evolutionary history of the major groups of organisms, including the evolution of bacteria, origin of animals and plants, evolution of invertebrates and vertebrates, adaptations of mammals, and the evolution of flowering plants.
  • Organic Evolution (BiSc 150) -Synthetic theory of organic evolution, including population biology, speciation, adaptation, macroevolution, systematics, biogeography, and the geologic record.
  • Invertebrate Zoology (BiSc 130) - General survey of invertebrate animals, including classification, morphology, physiology, embryology, and evolutionary relationships among phyla.
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (BiSc 132) - Evolution and comparative morphology of Phylum Chordata, stressing recent forms.
  • Parasitology (BiSc 139) Introduction to animal parasitology; survey of parasitic types from protozoa through arthropods.
  • Taxonomy of Flowering Plants (BiSc 140) - Origin, evolutionary development, and principles of systematics of flowering plants.
  • Flora of the Mid-Atlantic States (BiSc 142 ) - Field trips and laboratory study of the identification and ecology of vascular plants of the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and mountains of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Emphasis on family characteristics and recognition of dominant species in native habitats.
  • Hominid Evolution (Anth 147) - The fossil record of hominid evolution considered in the light of evolutionary theory. Brief review of the earlier human antecedents, with concentration on the Pleistocene remains.
  • Invertebrate Paleontology (Geol 151) - Review of major invertebrate fossil groups. Uses of fossils in studies of macroevolution, paleoecology, biostratigraphy, tectonics, and climatology.