BIOL 453: comparative vertebrate anatomy
This course reviews the major systems of the vertebrate body plan in an evolutionary context. The course includes a lecture and extensive dissection-based lab portion.
Guest Lectures: Evolution of Teeth and Scales
Evolution of Fins and Limbs
Human Anatomy and Evolution
BIOL 450: vertebrate paleontology
This course surveys the diversity of fossils beginning with early vertebrate evolution and extending through to Mesozoic diversity including dinosaurs. The lecture portion of this class is synapomorphy based with broad aims in teaching macroevolutionary trends and hypothesis-based reasoning. The lab portion involves Burke Museum specimen-based application of lecture material.
Guest Lectures: Evolution of Hard Tissues
BIOL 180: introductory biology (evolution & ecology)
This introductory course is the largest at the University of Washington teaching students from across disciplines. The aim of the course is to introduce fundamental concepts of evolution and ecology as well as hypothesis-based reasoning.