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  • Lecture 1 - Evolution: Descent with Modification (Chapter 1, 22)
  • Lecture 2 - The Darwinian Revolution (Chapter 22)
  • Lecture 3a - Patterns and Process: Evidence in Living Things (Chapter 22)
  • Lecture 3b - Pattens and Process: Evidence in the Earth (Chapter 22)
  • Lecture 4 - Quantifying Evolutionary Change: Hardy-Weinberg (Chapter 23)

  • Lecture 5 - Forces that Drive Evolution: Mutation (Chapter 23)

    Exam 1 - Tuesday, February 16 at 5:05pm EST in Assignments on Blackboard
    • Exam 1 will cover material in Lectures 1 - 5 and in the Systematics Workshop.
    • Exam 1 Study Guide.

      TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE STUDYING:

      • READ THE ASSIGNED TEXT CHAPTERS. All assigned readings are fair game for exams.
      • The best study guides are your notes, text, and links
      • Use the internet to find additional information on interesting topics!
      • SOLVE THE PROBLEMS AT THE END OF THE CHAPTERS IN CAMPBELL BIOLOGY. They really help.


  • Lecture 6 - Forces that Drive Evolution: Genetic Drift (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 7 - Forces that Drive Evolution: Migration (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 8 - Forces that Drive Evolution: Non-random Mating (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 9a - Forces that Drive Evolution: Natural Selection (Chapter 23)
  • Lecture 9b - Forces that Drive Evolution: Sexual Selection (Chapter 23)



    Exam 2 - Tuesday, March 9 at 5:05pm EST in Assignments on Blackboard

  • It will cover material in Lectures 6 - 9, including the workshops.
  • Exam 2 Study Guide.



  • Lecture 10 - Macroevolution: Mechanisms of Speciation (Chapter 24)
  • Lecture 11 - The History of Life on Earth (Chapter 25)

    • Workshop: Prokaryotes (Chapter 27)
      View these three videos on antibiotic mechanisms of action and the TED talk before the workshop:

  • Lecture 12 - The Importance of Biodiversity (Chapter 25, Chapter 56, pp 1266-1270)
  • Lecture 13 - Protists: The Simplest Eukaryotes (Chapter 28)

  • Lecture 14 - The Emergence of Plants (Chapter 29)
  • Lecture 15 - Plant Architecture (Chapter 35)



    Exam 3 - Tuesday, March 30 at 5:05pm EST in Assignments on Blackboard





    Exam 4 - Tuesday, April 13 at 5:05pm EST in Assignments on Blackboard

    • It will cover material from Lectures 16 - 21, including both workshops above.
    • Exam 4 Study Guide



  • Lecture 22 - Animalia: Deuterostomes (Chapter 33)

  • Lecture 23 - Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere (Chapter 52)
  • Lecture 24 - The Abiotic Environment: Climate (Chapter 52)
  • Lecture 25 - Organismal, Community, and Ecosystem Ecology (Chapter 54, 55)

      View these REQUIRED VIDEOS before the workshop.
      There WILL BE exam questions on the content of these videos.

  • Lecture 27 - Terrestrial Biomes (Chapter 52)



    Exam 5 - Thursday, May 6 from 11:00am - 1:30pm

    • Non-cumulative section will cover Lectures 20 - 27, including the Workshops.
    • Cumulative section will cover major concepts from the entire course.
  • Exam 5 Study Guide
  • Exam 5 Study Guide for Overall Knowledge

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