Course Outline N.B.: As the instructor for this course, I reserve the right to adjust this schedule in any way that serves the educational needs of the students enrolled in this course. Dates below are estimated and may be changed; you are responsible for coming to class and checking Blackboard for changes in the schedule.Introduction and History (approx. 1 week) Larsen Chapters 1 and 2 Genetics (3+ weeks) I. DNA; mitosis and meiosis; Mendelian Chapter 3 II. Population genetics; Hardy-Weinberg Chapter 4 equilibrium; forces of evolution; human polymorphisms Exam 1 (25%) Estimated Date: Monday, February 22 Modern Human Adaptation and Variation (approx. 2 weeks) Chapter 5 Primates (approx. 3 weeks) I. Taxonomy and Survey of Living Primates Chapters 6 and 7 II. Osteology; Primate Evolution (through Miocene) Chapters 8 and 9 and Appendix Exam 2 (25%) Estimated Date: Monday, April 4 Hominin Evolution (approx. 5 weeks) I. Australopithecines and early Homo Chapter 10 and Chapter 11(to p. 335) II. Homo erectus; Neanderthals and Chapter 11 (p. 335+) and Chapter 12 archaic Homo sapiens; evolution of modern Homo sapiensExam 3 (25%) To be given at assigned final exam time: Wednesday, May 11, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.