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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LAMS322 Animal Sex, Biodiversity and Gender 3cr.

This course explores the vast diversity of reproductive and mating strategies, sex roles, gender and sexuality in animals and nature. This course takes an integrative and comparative approach to survey the diverse morphological, behavioral, physiological and ecological aspects of sex and reproduction. The course treats the evolution of sexual and asexual reproduction, focusing on ecological and evolutionary factors that influence and constrain biodiversity. Students critically examine the scientific evidence that supports and questions the framework of sexual selection and alternative theories. Students consider and evaluate traditional and emerging forms of scientific communication regarding evolutionary biology and sexual diversity.

Prerequisites: FRSM100

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