2011-01_Intr - Principles of Evolution 11:704-486 Peter Smouse 001 Waller Hall Cook Campus 732-932-1124 [email protected] Details Monday

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Principles of Evolution 11:704-486 Peter Smouse 001 Waller Hall Cook Campus 732-932-1124 [email protected] Details : Monday, Thursday – 3 rd Period Cook-Douglass Lecture Hall 103, Cook Campus Senior-level course (3 Credits) Prerequisites : General Biology and Genetics – required Chemistry and Statistics – recommended Textbook: Futuyma DJ. 2005. Evolution . Sinauer Assoc., Sunderland, Mass. Exams and Grading : 3 in-class exams, each covering 1/3 of the material Previous exam provided in advance, to convey the flavor Crib with answers handed out with exams returned A : 92 – 100 B+ : 85 – 91 B : 78 – 84 C+ : 71 – 77 C : 65 – 70 D : 50 – 64 F : < 50
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EVOLUTION (11:704-486) – INTRODUCTION S MOUSE - SPRING 2011 1 Principles of Evolution (11:704-486) Spring Term 2011 Jan 20 – Th Introduction and Overview ----- Jan 24 – Mo Evolutionary Paradigm Fut : Chapt. 01 Jan 27 – Th Systematics and Evolution Fut : Chapt. 02 Jan 31 – Mo Evolution in Environmental Context Fut : Chapt. 03 Feb 03 – Th Pattern and Process Fut : Chapt. 04 Feb 07 – Mo The Fossil Record Fut : Chapt. 04 Feb 10 – Th The History of Life Fut : Chapt. 05 Feb 14 – Mo Evolutionary Biogeography Fut : Chapt. 06 Feb 17 – Th Biodiversity and Evolution Fut : Chapt. 07 Feb 21 – Mo 1 st Exam (in class) Chapt. 01 – 06 Feb 24 – Th Mutational Variation Fut : Chapt. 08 Feb 28 – Mo Heritable Variation Fut : Chapt. 09 Mar 03 – Th Population Genetics Fut : Chapt. 09 Mar 07 – Mo Genetic Drift Fut : Chapt. 10 Mar 10 – Th Single Gene Selection Fut : Chapt. 11-12 Mar 14 – Mo Spring Break -------- Mar 17 – Th Spring Break -------- Mar 21 – Mo Polygenic Selection Fut : Chapt. 13 Mar 24 – Th Coadaptation; Q & A Session Fut : Chap. 14 Mar 28 – Mo 2 nd Exam (in class) Chapt. 07 – 13 Mar 31 – Th Life History Evolution Fut : Chap. 17 Apr 04 – Mo Behavioral Evolution Fut : Chapt. 14 Apr 07 – Th Kin Selection Fut : Chapt. 14 Apr 11 – Mo Species as Biological Entities Fut : Chapt. 15 Apr 14 – Th Speciation as a Process Fut : Chapt. 16 Apr 18 – Mo Molecular Evolution Fut : Chapt. 19 Apr 21 – Th Human Evolution in the Tropics Slide Show Apr 25 – Mo Human Evolution; Q & A Session scattered Apr 28 – Th Evolution & Creationism Fut : Chapt. 22 May 02 – Mo 3 rd Exam (in class) Chapt. 14 - 22
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EVOLUTION (11:704-486) – INTRODUCTION S MOUSE - SPRING 2011 2 Introduction Mechanics: Good morning. My name is Peter Smouse; this is course : 11 : 704-486, Principles of Evolution . We will be meeting every Monday and Thursday, 3 rd period (12:35 – 01:55), barring holidays and such, here in the Cook-Douglass Lecture Room 103. My office is in 001 Waller, Cook Campus, near the bookstore, and my phone # is 732-1124. I move around a fair bit, so it is probably easier to catch me by e-mail, and my e-mail address is [email protected] . This is a 3-credit course, basically designed for seniors. You should have already completed
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2011-01_Intr - Principles of Evolution 11:704-486 Peter Smouse 001 Waller Hall Cook Campus 732-932-1124 [email protected] Details Monday

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