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1 SYLLABUS GENE (BIOL) 3000 Meets Tuesday/Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. C127 Davison Life Sciences Complex 1) FACULTY Dr. Daniel Promislow Dr. John Wares C214 Davison Life Sciences C328 Davison Life Sciences promislow@uga.edu jpwares@uga.edu Office hours: By appointment Office hours: By appointment 2) TEACHING ASSISTANTS Ms. Katie Bockrath Ms. Cheryl Pinzone C328 Davison Life Sciences C226 Davison Life Sciences Kbock1@uga.edu cpinzone@uga.edu 3) COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES An introduction to biological evolution, from the level of genes to species. The prerequisite for this course is BIOL 1108 or its equivalent. You should have a firm grasp of Mendelian genetics and understand basic concepts of molecular genetics and biochemistry. Since evolutionary biology has a substantial mathematical component, you should feel comfortable with algebra. 4) COURSE OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES Evolution is the major organizing principle of all the life sciences. The field of evolutionary biology is an active one, with applications in agriculture, medicine, conservation, computer science, and industry. Darwin’s description of evolution by natural selection is one of the key intellectual achievements of humanity and all educated people should understand its basic concepts. The course goals are: to introduce you to the principles of evolutionary biology, including population genetics and macroevolution; to demonstrate the application of evolution to other fields through the use of case studies; to help you understand the mathematical underpinnings of evolution through practice; to have you understand the four basic evolutionary forces; and, to appreciate the processes that led to the generation of earth’s biodiversity. 5) REQUIRED BOOKS (In bookstore under GENE 3000) S. Freeman and J.C. Herron 2007. Evolutionary Analysis, 4 th Edition . Prentice Hall. 6) ECOMMONS The course website is at http://elc.uga.edu/. Go to BIOL3000 (Promislow, Wares). You will find the lecture schedule and syllabus, lecture notes, sample exams, answer keys, grades and an electronic bulletin board on the website. 7) DISCUSSION SECTIONS
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2011 for the course BIOL 3000 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '06 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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