Mammals and Evolution

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mammals and Evolution

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: SBC174
    Prerequisites: The Diversity of Life (SBS005). This module covers the following: the fossil record, origin and evolution of mammal-like reptiles. Evolution of monotremes, marsupial adpative radiation. Evolution and classification of eutherian mammals, cladistics, molecular approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. Adaptation in the main orders of eutherian mammals. Evolution of hominids. Evolution of reproductive strategies and social evolution: the origins of societies; kinds of societies; evolution of cooperation; mammal vs complex insect societies; skew theory as a unified approach to social evolution; genetic, phylogenetic and environmental factors and social evolution. Recent controversies in mammalian evolution.
    Assessment: 25.0% Coursework, 75.0% Examination
    Level: 6

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