Course title: EVOLUTIONISM
Semester: 6 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 10 / 30 hours
Field of study: Biology
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Botany, Zoology, Genetics
Contact person: prof. dr hab. Leonid Rekovets leonid.rekovets@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Evolution - general biological science. Its task is to know the legality and regularity of the historical development of the organic world in the geological history of the earth. Evolution has hypotheses, ideas and real facts, will allow to know the factors and mechanisms of advanced changes in nature. The theory of evolution proposes complex woobrazeń, admissibility and methods celuprognozowanie events and phenomena in the environment abiotic and biotic.
Full description: Evolution -general biological phenomenon, the history of the formation of the idea of evolution, Darwins theory of evolution, the factors and mechanisms of evolution, molecular-genetic principles of evolution, synthetic theory of evolution, adaptation genesis and macroevolution, progression and regression in the evolution, evolution in onto and phylogenesis, law and regularity of evolution, the modern theory of evolution the history of the life formation, the history of the development of biota.
Bibliography: 1. Endler, John, 1986, Natural Selection in the Wild, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2. Futuyma, Douglas J., 2005, Evolution, Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. 3. Kampourakis,Kostas: 2014. Understanding Evolution. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: W1 - He knows thestages (levels) of plants and animal’s development, the principles of evolution of live organisms, hehasgeneral knowledge about the mechanisms and factors of evolution W2 - He knowsand understands the mechanisms of micro and macro evolution, has knowledge of the molecular-genetic basis of evolution W3 - He is wellversed in modern theories of evolution, has knowledge in laws of evolution and evolutionary terminology] Skills: U1 - Properlypractice basic methods of evolutionary research in nature and in experiment, hedescribes thephenomenon of evolutional manifestations in nature U2- He knows simple computer programs connected with phylogenesis and evolution of organisms U3 - He knowstheprinciples and specifics of holding discussions based on the knowledge of evolution Social competences: K1 - He demonstrate sunderstanding of the evolutionary processes in nature K2- Is aware of theresponsibility for the realization of evolutionary knowledge in society K3 - He understandsthe scientific and social value in promoting the idea of ​evolution
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Examination. Students having the final score from tutorials are passing the part written examination test (32 questions) in a session examining board. The exam lasts 60 minutes. Minimum required knowledge for passing: 60%. If the exam is not passed in the first period, the student has the right to pass it again in oral or writing form during repeat examination.

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