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F09_lecture1 - BIOE 109 Fall 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction...

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September 25, 2009 BIOE 109 Fall 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction Prerequisites - Bio 20A, 20B, 20C, and Bio 105 (Genetics). - necessary to have my permission to waive these prerequisites. - most who have not had Genetics (105) have tended not to perform as well as those who have. Textbook - Evolutionary Analysis , 4 th Edition by Scott Freeman and Jon Herron. - this is a new edition (2007) that differs somewhat from the 3 rd edition (2003). Websites - the class web site will be in place early next week. - here, you’ll be able to access section papers, weekly assignments, past exams, and abridged versions of lecture notes. - its URL is http://bio.classes.ucsc.edu/bioe109/ - there is also a website for the textbook: : http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_freeman_evol_4/ Overview of Grading System Discussion sections: 30% Midterm exam: 30% Final exam: 40% Discussion sections - 4 sections are available this fall: 01A M 3:30 – 4:40 pm Eight Acad 252 36 01B Tu 12:00 – 1:10 pm Nat. Sci. Annex 102 36 01C Tu 4:00 – 5:10 pm Eight Acad 252 23 01D Th 6:00 – 7:10 pm Cowell Clrm 131 19 01E Th 7:30 – 8:40 pm CANCELED 01F Fr 8:00 – 9:10 am CANCELED - attendance at section is mandatory. - please attend the session that you have enrolled for next week. - two things will be happening in section. - first, it will provide you with the chance to question the TA about lectures. - it is not meant, however, to be a review of the material covered in lecture.
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