EVO 493 - Equivalent of EVO 301 - offered SPRING 2016

Please note that as the EvoS program undergoes transitions (to be partly administered within the School of Science and Engineering), we are making a modification to the offering of EvoS Seminar for Spring 2016. Note that instead of several sections of EVO 301, we will offer one large section of EVO 493, a course titled "Evolutionary Studies Capstone" - this class will be equivalent to EVO 301 in the EvoS minor (we will work with students to do "banner workflows" to make appropriate substitutions). This section will meet from 5:00-7:50 on Mondays - and will overlap with our campus' renowned Evolutionary Studies Seminar Series.

Glenn Geher (geherg@newpaltz.edu) will teach the Evolutionary Studies Capstone class. Other than the fact that this class will not formally be designated as writing-intensive, this class will mirror the EVO 301 course, including (a) a deep and broad presentation of information regarding evolutionary principles, (b) applications of evolutionary principles across a wide array of content areas, and (c) a set of guest speakers from various colleges and universities who will speak on evolutionary applications in several academic areas. This year's speakers are to include Doug Emlen, renowned evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, Rebecca Burch, renowned evolutionary psychologist at Oswego, and several more. The theme for this year will pertain to evolutionary explanations of aggression - and a kickoff talk by our own Tom Nolen (biology) will help set the stage for the other talks. The full list of speakers from our award-winning EvoS Seminar Series for Spring is found here.

Additionally, students in this class will be work on independent review projects dedicated to advancing their understanding of evolution applied to some specific area and students will give presentations on their work near the end of the semester. In the past, these presentations have been nothing short of inspirational and we look forward to helping students cultivate their work in this class.

Note that depending on need, a section of the traditional writing-intensive Evolutionary Studies Seminar (EVO 301 class may open as well - but this would be only depending on demonstrated need).

If you are not able to get into the class for some reason and/or you need the writing-intensive version of this particular class for graduation, etc., please contact the Chair of the EvoS Academic Minor Program Committee, Thomas Nolen <nolent@newpaltz.edu> who will work to help. And don't hesitate to contact the instructor (Glenn Geher; geherg@newpaltz.edu) with any questions as well.