BIL 160 - EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY


Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Policies and Grading


Instructor - Dr. Dana Krempels

Office Hours:



This following syllabus is a tentative guide to what we'll be covering this semester.
It is subject to revision as circumstances require and as time permits.

SYLLABUS

Date

Topic

Text Readings

Jan 15

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: No Class Today

Jan 17

Introduction: Why Study Evolution and Biodiversity?

Jan 17 - 5pm

5pm Workshop Period: Evolution and Biodiversity, continued

 

 

 

Jan 22

A History of Evolutionary Thought

Chapter 22

Jan 24

The Darwinian Revolution

Chapter 22

Jan 24 - 5pm

5pm Workshop: Systematics and Taxonomy

xxx

 

 

 

Jan 29

Evidence of Evolution I

Chapter 22

Jan 31

Evidence of Evolution II

Chapter 22

Jan 31

5pm Workshop: The Evolution of Maize

xxx

 

 

 

MONDAY, Feb 5

CLASS SHIFTED BY ONE DAY THIS WEEK ONLY: NO CLASS TODAY

WEDNESDAY, Feb 7

Measuring Microevolutionary Change

Chapter 23

WEDNESDAY, Feb 7

5pm Workshop: Microevolution

xxx

FRIDAY, Feb 9 (NOTE DAY CHANGE!)

What Drives Evolution? Part I

Chapter 23

 

 

 

Feb 12 What Drives Evolution? Part II
Chapter 24
Feb 12 EXAM I Review - 5:00 - 6:15pm LC 140 LC 140
Feb 14 Macroevolution: The Origin of Species
Chapter 24
Feb 14 EXAM I - 5:00 - 6:15pm covering material from Jan 17 - Feb 9 Cox 126

 

 

 

Feb 19

The Origin of Species, Part II

Chapter 24

Feb 21

Systematics and Taxonomy

Chapter 25

Feb 21

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

 

 

 

Feb 26

Systematics and Taxonomy

Chapter 26

Feb 28

The Origin of Life

Chapter 25

Feb 28

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

Friday, March 2

Exam II Review: 3:30pm, Cox 126

Room TBA

 

 

 

Mar 5

Plantae

Chapter 30, 35

Mar 7

And Still More Plantae

Chapter 30, 35

Mar 7

Exam II 5:00 - 6:15pm covering material from Feb 12 - Feb 28

Cox 126

 

 

 

Mar 12-16 SPRING BREAK! WOOOO!  
     

Mar 19

Animalia: Symmetry and Body Plans

Chapter 32, 33, 40

Mar 21

Animalia: Radiata and Basal Bilaterians`

Chapter 32, 33

Mar 21

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

 

 

 

Mar 26

Animalia: The Protostomes I

Chapter 33

March 28

Animalia: The Protostomes II

Chapter 33

March 28

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

 

 

 

Apr 2

Animalia: Deuterostomes I

Chapter 33, 34

Apr 4

Animalia: Deuterostomes II

Chapter 34

Apr 4

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

Friday, April 6

Exam III Review: 3:30pm, Cox 126

Cox 126

 

 

 

April 9 Animalia: Deuterostomes III Chapter 34, 40, 41
April 11 Animalia: Deuterostomes IV Chapter 52

April 11

Exam III - 5:00 - 6:15pm on material from March 5 - April 2

Cox 126

 

 

 

April 16

Ecology, Climate, and Biomes

Chapter 52

Apr 18

Organisms and Ecosystems

Chapter 54, 55

April 18

5pm Workshop: TBA

xxx

 

 

 

Apr 23

Community Interactions: Symbiosis

Chapter 54, 56

Apr 25

Population Ecology

Chapter 53

Monday, April 30

Final Exam Review: 3:30pm, Cox 126

Cox 126

 

 

 

Monday, May 7 - 2:00pm FINAL EXAM

Cox 126



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