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Unformatted text preview: fascinating is that every behavioral and morphological trait that we will encounter is presumably adaptive. In this course, we will explore the ways in which natural selection has driven and maintained these myriad reproductive systems in natural populations, from courtship to copulation to parental care. Readings will include Dr. Tatiana s Sex Advice to All Creation , selections from Charles Darwin s ideas about sexual selection and primary literature that investigates mating strategies across the animal kingdom. Weekly meetings will include group discussion of assigned readings, videos of animals engaging in outlandish sexual displays and writing exercises that will lead up to a final analytical essay. I am also working to include at least one field trip during the quarter. ..stay tuned....
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- Winter '10