Ch_1_Wood_Introduction-1

Ch_1_Wood_Introduction-1 - WelcometoGenetics320 Instructor:...

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Welcome to Genetics 320 Check d2l regularly for announcements, lecture notes, and problem sets Emails are encouraged, please put ‘320’ in the subject line Textbook
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Course Structure Lecture Attending lecture is not required but strongly suggested Problems will be presented during lecture, you are encouraged to print the document(s) “class problems” so that you can work through them in class. The answers to these problems will NOT be posted. Notes will be posted on d2l the morning of class Discussion sections Focus on problem solving. Attendence is required but you may attend any of the discussion sections. If you attend one other than your assigned section, you must okay it with your TA. **You are responsible for knowing all of the information in the syllabus.
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Grading 4 exams @ 100 points each Final Cumulative Exam @ 200 points Problem sets 11 @ 10 points each (lowest dropped) Problem sets are due at the beginning of class. Those turned in >5minutes after the start of class will not be accepted. If you are unable to attend class, you may email your homework as an attachment. Discussion Sections 12 @ 3 points each** subject to change
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Academic Dishonesty Working together on in-class and end-of-the-chapter problems is encouraged. You must do your own work on problem sets and exams. The use of another person’s language in a written document is considered plagiarism. Ignorance is not an excuse for plagiarism. We will not accept the excuse “I didn’t know.” If you are unsure, consult Dr. Wood, one of the TAs, or the UofA’s code of conduct. Faking excuses for missing an exam is considered academic dishonesty. If you are suspected of academic dishonesty, you WILL fail the assignment, exam, and/or the entire course.
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Characteristics of Science Science (from the Latin "to know") refers to any systematic methodology which attempts to collect accurate information about reality and to model this in a way which can be used to make reliable, concrete and quantitative predictions about future events and observations.* Discovery science versus hypothesis-driven science *Modified from Wikipedia
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Discovery Science Observes and describes objects and phenomenon Carried out through careful observations and precise measurements Examples Descriptions of animal behavior Archeological excavations Sequence of the human genome Description of disease frequencies in different populations
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Hypothesis-Driven Science If hypotheses are repeatedly supported, it becomes a theory. A hypothesis is an
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course ECOL 320 taught by Professor Weinert during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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