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BIOL 055: Biology of Sex

Course Description

This course explores the natural history of sex and how it is fundamental to understanding the evolution and diversity of sexual reproductive strategies. Students have the opportunity to learn about the biology behind the fantastic strategies organisms use to mix their genes. Topics covered include the evolution of sex, sex differences, mating strategies, costs of reproduction, sexual conflict, sperm competition, sexual selection, promiscuity, and female choice.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B2- Life Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5B- Biological Sciences
Last Updated 7/19/23