Evolution of Insect Societies (3) Basic principles of Darwinian theory and their application to understanding the evolution of complex social behavior in insects are addressed.
ENT 445 Evolution and Insect Societies (3)
This course addresses basic principles of Darwinian theory and their application to understanding the ultimate and proximate mechanisms underlying the evolution of complex social behavior in insects, especially bees, ants and wasps. This course will highlight the remarkable diversity of social organization across these groups. Topics will include the role of cooperative behavior, mating systems, parental care, natural history, communication, and molecular groundplans in the evolution of higher-level biological organization.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 or equivalent
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.