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1 BILD 3: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Dr. Joshua Kohn 1258 Muir Biology 534-8233 jkohn@ucsd.edu Course Website is on WebCT http://webct.ucsd.edu Or you can Google “UCSD WebCT” If you are normally enrolled in this class you should already have access to the website. If you are waitlisted, you should also have access now. Concurrent Enrollment students go to http: //sdacs . ucsd . edu/ %7Eicc/ce. php to register for an account and add this class to it. On website you will find: – Course information and syllabus – PowerPoint lectures as .pdf files with three or six slides per page. – Announcements as things come up. – A forum for asking questions related to course material. This will be monitored by TA’s but to ask a question of Dr. Kohn, please email him directly (jkohn@ucsd.edu ) with BILD 3 in the subject line.
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2 TA’s CAO, VICKY - vcao@ucsd.edu CHEN, MO - mochen@ucsd.edu CORBIN, KATE - kcorbin@ucsd.edu KHATSENKO, KATHERINE - kkhatsen@ucsd.edu KILLEBREW, SANDRA - skil ebr@ucsd.edu MARAKOWSKI, RACHEL - rmarakow@ucsd.edu PETRIVELLI, JOANNE - jpetrive@ucsd.edu RAO, KAVYA - krao@ucsd.edu WAI, PATRICIA - pwai@ucsd.edu ASNAASHARI, PAIYUAM - pasnaash@ucsd.edu GALINATO, MELISSA - mgalinat@ucsd.edu KIM, SARAH - slk001@ucsd.edu LABOU, STEPHANIE - slabou@ucsd.edu WONG, CHELSEA - cew001@ucsd.edu YAZDANI, NEEMA - nyazdani@ucsd.edu Course Organization • Lectures Tu-Thur. 09:30-10:50 Price Center Theater • One 50-minute section per week (none in the first week. You will sign up for sections online beginning 5pm on Tues. Sept. 28 at https://sections. ucsd .edu/ • Clicker questions in class worth total of 40 points • 4 20pt quizzes given in sections (drop lowest score) • 1 Mid-term Oct. 26 in class (150pts) • Final Exam Dec. 9 8:00am-11:00am (250pts) • 500 total points SECTION TIMETABLE: •Week of: •Sept. 27 NO SECTION MEETINGS •Oct.4 Discussion of natural selection •Oct. 11 Quiz on the origin and history of life, and Evolution. Discuss Speciation •Oct. 18 Quiz on Evolution and Speciation; Review for exam. •Oct. 25 EXAM WEEK. NO SECTIONS •Nov. 1 Discussion of diversity •Nov. 8 Veteran’s day week. NO SECTIONS •Nov. 15 Quiz on Diversity; discussion of ecology •Nov.22 Thanksgiving week. NO SECTIONS •Nov. 29 Quiz on Ecology ; Discussion of conservation Final REVIEW
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3 Clicker Points Clicker points is depend entirely on participation, not whether you answer correctly. If you answer you will receive > 80% of clicker questions 40 pts > 60% of clicker questions 30 pts > 40% of clicker questions 20 pts > 20% of clicker questions 10 pts TEXT • Campbell, 7th edition, especially units: – 4 (Mechanisms of Evolution) – 5 (The Evolutionary History of Biodiversity) – 8 (Ecology) • You may use an alternative text (e.g. Purvis et al.) or earlier edition of Campbell, but it will be up to you to find the chapters that correspond to the lecture content. This should not be difficult.
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