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Minor Evolutionary Biology and Ecology

2019-2020
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.

Evolution is a central theme in biology, which pervades all biological disciplines. This minor program is designed to illustrate how evolutionary thinking has penetrated such diverse areas as ecology, genetics, molecular biology, animal physiology and behavioural sciences. Via studying the unifying principles of biology, the program provides an in-depth treatment of selected topics in modern biological sciences, in such a way that students are stimulated to pursue their further studies in a specialized graduate programme focussed on one of these topics. At the same time, this minor provides a broad basis for pursuing a general biology graduate programme combined with a professional career in education or science communication.

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Taal Engels
Studiepunten 30 EC
Startdatum 01-09-2019
Faculteit Faculty of Science
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.
Minor Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
Omschrijving
STUDY UNIFYING PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY: Evolution is a central theme in
biology, which pervades all biological disciplines. The basic theme of
this program is to illustrate how evolutionary thinking has penetrated
such diverse areas as ecology, genetics, molecular biology, animal
physiology and behavioural sciences. The study of unifying principles of
biology is the main theme of this minor program.

Aim:
The general aim of the programme is to provide an in-depth treatment of
selected topics in modern biological sciences, in such a way that the
students are stimulated to pursue their further studies in a specialized
graduate programme focussed on one of these topics. At the same time,
this minor also provides a broad basis for pursuing a general biology
graduate programme combined with a professional career in education or
science communication.

Target population:
Third year undergraduate students of BSc Biology, BSc Biomedical
Sciences, BSc Earth Sciences, and BSc Health & Life Sciences with a
major in Biomedical Sciences from the VU, other Dutch universities and
other European universities. Students from other disciplines or
universities, national and international, are welcome, although
additional requirements may apply.
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Ecosystem Modelling P1 6EC AB_1218
Environmental Toxicology P1 6EC AB_1020
Adaptation to Human Environments P2 6EC AB_1219
Behavioural Biology P2 6EC AB_1041
Evolutionary Genetics P3 6EC AB_1022