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Kod przedmiotu: WB.INS-3 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0511) Biologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Evolution
Jednostka: Instytut Nauk o Środowisku
Grupy: Ecology and evolution: obligatory courses for the first year of study
Kursy w języku angielskim dla studentów programu Erasmus+ (Wydział Biologii)
Punkty ECTS i inne: 9.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2018/2019" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2018-10-01 - 2019-01-27

Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 73 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 67 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Wiesław Babik
Prowadzący grup: Wiesław Babik, Marcin Czarnołęski, Marian Gasiński, Mariusz Jaglarz, Zofia Prokop, Katarzyna Tomala, Piotr Zieliński
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Egzamin
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Knowledge:


- Know facts supporting the theory of organic evolution;

- Are acquainted with the history of life on Earth;

- Understand methodological framework used to study the evolutionary processes;

- Know basic mathematical models applicable to study the mechanisms of evolution;

- Understand the central role of natural selection as the only mechanism producing adaptations;

- Understand the role of evolutionary theory as the unifying theory in biology

Practical skills:


- Are able to use simple mathematical models to develop an understanding of the evolutionary processes;

- Can present convincing evidence supporting the theory of evolution;

- Are able use the existing resources to collect and summarize the state-of-the-art information about a particular problem within the field of evolutionary biology;

- can present results of an empirical research in a clearly written, evidence-based report, and discuss the relevance of the results for the field

Social competence:


- Accept the role of the theory of evolution in explaining the diversity and history of life;

- Appreciate and are able to communicate to non-scientific community the need for using empirical evidence to evaluate hypotheses regarding the basis of natural processes;

Can effectively cooperate with other students in planning and conducting experiments relevant to the field of evolutionary biology

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) n/a

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Before each subunit students will write a test checking their knowledge and understanding of the subunit contents. Results are not taken into account for the final grade. According to individual answers, additional reading and/or tutoring will be recommended to some students; if the total number of students allows, one group will start with basics of a given subunit, to give student the opportunity to start from a lower level.

Students cannot skip more than 6 hours of classes (10 if the absence is formally justified for all hours). Accumulation of some number of points on tests performed at exercise classes is also required to pass the practical classes.

Only after completing and passing the practicals the students can sit to the exam

Conditions of passing the final exam:

The pass threshold will be 50% and the grading scale will be as follows:

(%) Grade

- < 50%: 2.0

- > 50%: 3.0

- > 58%: 3.5

- > 66%: 4.0

- > 74%: 4.5

- > 82%: 5.0

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) - Progress tests (mixture of single-choice, multiple choice, open questions) evaluating the progress during the practicals;

- Preparation of a presentation or a poster;

- Final test with questions (mixture of single-choice, multiple choice, open questions) and problems from all subunits.

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) - Lectures;

- Practical training with computers;

- Practical training of theoretical problems;

- Individual work;

- Individual work in small groups (2 – 4 students);

- Individual or small group consultations (instructors will be available for the students at least 1 hour/week)

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) - Participation in lectures 60 hrs

- Participation in practicals 70 hrs

- Individual and team work during the semester including:

o Preparation for practicals 40 hrs

o Homework 30 hrs

o Teamwork (preparation for the miniworkshop) 3 hrs

- Individual consultations 2 hrs

- Preparation for the final exam 25 hrs

TOTAL: 230 hrs

Pełny opis:

The module consists of several subunits, their contents and form are listed below:

Introduction (J. Kozłowski; 2 hours)

Contents: Evolution and methodology of science; life cycle and evolution; plan of the course

Form: Lecture

Evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution (W. Babik; 45 hours)

Contents: Variation; mating systems; evolutionary consequences of finite population size; mutation; selection and adaptation; interactions between mutation, selection and drift; structured populations; molecular evolution and variation; evolution of genes and genomes; experimental evolution; human population genetics

Form: Lecture 20 hours, exercise classes 25 hours

Evolutionary ecology and evolution of sex (J. Kozłowski; 45 hours)

Contents: The evolution of sex; genomic conflicts; life histories and sex allocation; sexual selection; kin selection; conflict and cooperation; optimizing and non-optimizing evolution

Form: Lecture 20 hours; exercise classes 25 hours

Development and evolution (S. Biliński, M. Jaglarz; 15 hours)

Contents: germ line determination and gametogenesis, early development of model organisms, molecular mechanisms of developmental processes, evolution of developmental programs

Form: Lecture 10 hours; exercise classes 5 hours

Species and speciation (W. Babik; 15 hours)

Contents: nature of species in sexual and asexual organisms; evolution of reproductive isolation; the role of ecological and geographic isolation in speciation; genetics and genomics of speciation; rates of speciation and factors affecting them

Form: Lecture 5 hours, exercise classes 10 hours

History of life (A. Gasiński; 15 hours)

Contents: origin of life-theories and experiments; oldest traces of life on Earth; mass extinctions in Precambrian and Phanerozoic; most characteristic groups of fossils in Phanerozoic and their palaeoecological and biostratigraphical significance

Form: Lecture 10 hours, exercise classes 5 hours

Evolution and Intelligent Project (J. Kozłowski; 3 hours)

Contents: Students will choose a specific subject from a text promoting Intelligent Project and prepare a presentation or poster debunking its arguments.

Form: Miniworkshop


Essential/required reading:

Futuyma D. 2009. Evolution. Sinauer

Hartl D. & Clark A. 2007. Principles of population genetics. Sinauer

Ridley M. 2004. Evolution. Blackwell Publishing, Co.

Suggested reading:

Charlesworth B, Charlesworth D. 2010. Elements of evolutionary genetics. Roberts

Coyne J., Orr H.A. 2004. Speciation. Sinauer

Gilbert S.F., 2010. Developmental Biology. Sinauer

Stearns S., Hoekstra R. 2005. Evolution. Oxford Univ. Press

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