F09_lecture1 - September 25, 2009 BIOE 109 Fall 2009...

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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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- instead, it will allow you to explore concepts covered in class (or the textbook) in more depth. - this will be accomplished by reading assignments that will typically be articles appearing in the primary scientific literature. - these will be available online through the bioe 109 web site. - assignments will be short essay type questions. - a small number of assignments will involve solving problems. - papers from the primary literature will be made available for students to be discussed each week. - participation in weekly discussion (14 pts) and performance on 4 assignments (4 pts each, 16 pts total) will count for 30% of final grade. - sections will be run by TAs Breanna Caton (bcaton@ucsc,edu), and Nora Saarman (saarman@biology.ucsc.edu). 2. Midterm and Final exams - midterm exam set for Oct. 30. It will account for 30% of final grade and will cover material up to and including Oct. 26 (lecture on the adaptationist program). - final exam will count for 40% of mark. - it is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7 from 7:30 – 10:30 pm and will cover material from Oct. 28 onwards (the lecture on sexual selection). - the format of both exams in past years has been a combination of multiple choice, short definitions, short essays and long essays. Scope and outline of the course
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course BIS bis 100 taught by Professor Dr.james during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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F09_lecture1 - September 25, 2009 BIOE 109 Fall 2009...

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