The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) program is an interdisciplinary minor. The minor combines courses in biology, anthropology, geology, psychology, philosophy, astronomy, history, and others. Students are required to complete at least 20 credits that will introduce them to the principles of evolution and its numerous applications for understanding all life. The purpose of this program is to provide students a foundation in one of the most important explanatory theories of modern thought.
This minor includes two team-taught Capstone courses that are integrated with the University's Alabama Lecture's on Life's Evolution (ALLELE) series. This integration enables students to interact with invited speakers from various disciplines inside and outside the classroom, exposure intended to provide students with a vantage on post-baccalaureate opportunities for people with training in Evolutionary Studies. Speakers for the ALLELE series change annually, and a list of current and past speakers can be found here.
EvoS is part of a worldwide consortium that includes more than 40 other institutions. This affiliation provides students access to additional resources outside UA, including the student-oriented, peer-reviewed EvoS Journal, archived lectures by evolution experts, a newsletter, blogs, and links to student EvoS groups active at other institutions.
For more information or to enroll, contact program director Dr. Christopher Lynn (Anthropology).
Declaring a Minor in Evolutionary Studies
There are no prerequisites for admission to the EvoS minor. Students are expected to formally declare the EvoS minor with the assistance of the EvoS program director, Christopher Lynn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|ANT 150||Evolution for Everyone||3|
|BSC 220||Biol Evol||3|
|ANT 480||Advanced EvoS||3|
|The Earth Through Time|
|Philosophy and Evolution|
|ANT 431||Readings In Anth||1-3|
|ANT 451||Undergraduate Research (Should be taken in major department)||1-6|
Elective Context Areas
|AY 155||Life in the Universe||3|
Biological Sciences Electives
Geological Sciences Electives
|HY 455||The Darwinian Revolution||3|
|PHL 387||Philosophy and Evolution||3|
|PHL 390||Special Topics in Philosophy||1-3|
|PY 313||Sensation and Perception||3|
|PY 352||Developmental Psych||3|
|PY 413||Physiological Psych||3|
Journalism and Creative Media Electives
University Honors (UH) Electives
|UH 300||Honors Spec Topics Sem (Topics in Vertebrate Paleontology)||3|
|UH 300||Honors Spec Topics Sem (Primate Religion & Human Consciousness)||3|
Grade Point Average
A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.