Evolutionary Biology Course
History and Development of Darwinism
The Evolution of Vertebrate Life
The Emergence of Life
Early Plant Evolution
Evolutionary Biology is defined as: "The branches of biology that deal with the processes of change in populations of organisms, especially taxonomy, paleontology, ethology, population genetics, and ecology." Evolutionary Biology is related to other areas of biology, it is a rapidly growing subject for study as increasingly advanced and fast moving technology assists us in learning about the history of the earth and life on it. There are many long term research projects extending over decades in this fascinating subject. Evolutionary Biologists research and study biodiversity and evolution from pre-historic days to now. Studying evolution can help us to understand the history of life; studying the historic functions of plants, fungi, bacteria and animals helps us understand their past and present environmental relationship.Evolutionary biology explores the evolutionary processes that produced life on earth, the origin of species through natural selection andgenetic variation and the descent of species and origin of new species. Evolutionary biology has many practical applications, not least in species conservation.
This 4 module evolutionary biology course explores the principles of evolutionary biology. The course explores the history and development of Darwinism (the beginnings of all of our evolutionary thinking begins with Darwin), the emergence of life, the evolution of vertebrate life and early plant evolution.
Learn about the scientific theories of evolutionary biology and about the development of this subject through time from Ancient Greece to modern day.The course is studied as a distance learning course. You will be assigned your own tutor and are able to work at your own pace and so fit your studies in around your other commitments.