Summary: EEB 122b: Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Nature and purpose of the course: This course presents the principles of evolution, ecology, and behavior for
students beginning their study of biology and of the environment. It discusses the major ideas and results of these
fields in a rigorous but non-technical fashion accessible to all Yale College undergraduates. These fields are dynamic
and exciting areas energized by recent advances that have significance well beyond the boundaries of their disciplines.
The course concentrates on the ideas, mechanisms, processes, and results that should be part of the background and
thinking of any biologist.
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30-12:20 OML 202
Discussion section: mandatory, one hour per week, times and locations available online
Sections will meet next week (1/17-1/21) for the first time
Suzanne Alonzo (firstname.lastname@example.org, 427 OML).
Office hours after lecture on Friday or by appointment
Kealoha Freidenburg (email@example.com, 326A OML)
Office hours by appointment
Date Day Lecture topic Reading
9-Jan M The nature of evolution: Selection, inheritance, and history SH Ch1
11-Jan W Basic transmission genetics SH Appendix
Evolution: Principles of Microevolution