Topic outline

  • Take Home Final

    Final due Monday by 10am

    • Syllabus

      Genetics & Evolution

      NSC224

      M,Th 1:30-2:50

      • Tentative Schedule

        Date Topic                
        Readings Assignment
        1/28 Introduction Chapter 1; Dobzhansky, 1973 Intro. Assignment
        1/31 An Evolving Idea Chapter 2; Wallace, 1858 S.A. Questions 3 & 7
        2/4 Origins Chapter 3

        M.C. Questions 2, 5 & 10; S.A. Question 2

        2/7 continued  
        2/11 The Tree of Life Chapter 4, pdf M.C. #4; S.A. #2
        2/14 The Raw Material Chapter 5

        Paper Topic

        M.C. #4,6, 7; S.A. #1

        2/18 continued  
        2/21 continued Selfish gene Chpt.6; Ridley article
        2/25 Means of Evolutionary Change Chapter 6

        M.C. #2, 4, 8

        Paper Outline & Bibliography

        2/28 continued S.A. #1, 3
        3/4 Beyond Alleles Chapter 7 HW
        3/7 Natural Selection Chapter 8,pdf

        S.A., #4;

        1. What are some of the checks to population which Darwin speaks of?

        2. What do you think Darwin and/or Malthus would say about human population today?

        3/11 Molecular Phylogenies 9
        3/14 continued

        Draft

        M.C.# 5, 6

        S.A.#, 2, 5

        3/16 - 3/31

        Spring Break

        4/1 Adaptation 10, Spandrels pdf S.A. #4, 5, 7 and be able to discuss the pdf
        4/4 Sex 11 M.C. # 1, 2, 8, 11; S.A. # 1, 5
        4/8 Parental Care 12 M.C. #2, 3; S.A. #1, 3
        4/11 The Origin of Species 13, Sympatry paper

        Proposal Topic

        M.C. # 1, 6; S.A.# 6, 8

        4/15 Coevolution 15 Final Paper
        4/18 Behavior 16 S.A. # 2, 5
        4/22 Human Evolution 17 M.C. # 1, 3, 4; S.A. #5
        4/25 continued Running pdf
        4/29 Presentations
        5/2 Presentations
        5/6 Evolutionary Medicine 18

        M.C. # 2, 4; S.A.# 1, 4

        5/9 - 5/14 Take - home Final
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