Day Date EVOLUTION TOPICS AND NOTES Lecturer Reading Assignments
1 Tu 17 Jan Course Introduction and Evidence for Evolution - outline slides Cameron F&H Ch 2
Optional:
Evol Breakthrough
2 Th 19 Jan Reconstructing Phylogenetic Trees - outline slides Cameron F&H pp. 549-bot 555
Optional:
Cat Evol
3 Tu 24 Jan Reading Trees - outline slides Cameron F&H pp. 567-top 571
Optional:
Faint of Heart
4 Th 26 Jan Molecular Phylogenetics - outline Cameron F&H pp. bot 555-top 564
5 Tu 31 Jan Tree Statistics;
How Did Life Begin? - notes slides
Cameron F&H pp. 615-636
6 Th 2 Feb First Cells and the Universal Tree of Life - outline/notes slides
Woese Crafoord Prize speech
Cameron F&H pp. 636-656 Class with Woese
HW #1 Due
7 Tu 7 Feb Cambrian Explosion - notes slides Cameron F&H pp. 663-677
8 Th 9 Feb Evolution of Vertebrate Life Cameron Shape of Life CD;
extra readings;
Geol Timetable
9 Tu 14 Feb Human Evolution - notes slides Cameron F&H Ch 19
Optional:
Chimp genome
Practice exam questions
10 Th 16 Feb Midterm I Cameron HW #2 Due 8am
11 Tu 21 Feb Evolution of Development - Terms/People; Defn Terms/People; slides Cameron F&H Ch 18;
Optional:
WingSpots
12 Th 23 Feb Species and Speciation - outline slides Cameron F&H pp. 583-top 596 Optional:
Cichlid Sympatric Speciation
13 Tu 28 Feb Natural Selection and Adaptation - outline slides Cameron F&H pp. 69-86;
331-344;
350 - top 351;
597 - top 599
14 Th 2 Mar Sexual Selection - outline slides Hughes F&H pp. 373-top 406
15 Tu 7 Mar Evolving Pathogens - notes/outline slides Cameron F&H Ch 1 Optional:
Origin of AIDS.pdf
  Day Date GENETICS TOPICS AND NOTES Lecturer Reading Assignments
16 Th 9 Mar Genetic Data Analysis - notes slides.pdf slides.ppt Hughes K&G Ch 3, pp. 49-53 Review Material
17 Tu 14 Mar Extensions to Mendelism I - notes slides.pdf slides.ppt Hughes K&G Ch 4, pp. 60-70
18 Th 16 Mar Extensions to Mendelism II slides.pdf slides.ppt Hughes K&G Ch 4, pp. 71-78 Recommended Problems
  Tu 21 Mar Spring Break
  Th 23 Mar Spring Break Practice Midterm Review-Evoln
19 Tu 28 Mar Sex Chromosomes- notes slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 5, pp. 92-102
20 Th 30 Mar Sex Determination - slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 5, pp. 103-108 HW #4 Due
21 Tu 4 Apr Midterm II- Exam Key Hughes Practice Midterm Solutions; HW #4 Solutions
22 Th 6 Apr Cytogenetics I- notes slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 7, pp. 133-141
23 Tu 11 Apr Cytogenetics II - slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 7, pp. 142-149
24 Th 13 Apr Genetic Mapping I - notes slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 8, pp. 156-163
25 Tu 18 Apr Genetic Mapping II - slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 8, pp. 163-175 HW #5 Due
26 Th 20 Apr Population Genetics I - notes slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 22, pp. 501-509
27 Tu 25 Apr Population Genetics II - slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 22, pp. 510-520 Recommended Problems 2
28 Th 27 Apr Quantitive Genetics I - notes slides.ppt slides.pdf Hughes K&G Ch 6, pp. 113-123 Genetics Practice Exam
29 Mon 1 Mon Homework Due Monday 7:00 PM HW 6 Key
29 Tu 2 May FINAL EXAM (9 - 10:20 am) Evolution Study Questions Key Practice Final; Key Recommended Probs