Course Information

Instructor:

Dr. David Rivier

E-Mail:
NOTE:
E-mail to Dr. Rivier should be titled "MCB 317" to insure as prompt a response as possible.  Scheduled office hours may vary- see the website and lecture notes for updates on office hour times and locations.
Office Hours:
Between the TAs and Dr. Rivier there are 3 office hours each week. You can attend any of these 3 office hours. Dr. Rivier's office hours are: Tuesdays 2:00-2:50 pm in the MCB Learning Center, room 164E Burrill Hall. Note that in addition to Dr. Rivier's office hours, MCB 317 students are welcome in the office hours of any of the TAs, not just the office hours of the TA that runs your particular discussion section.

Lecture:

TR 12:30-1:50, 2079 Natural History Building.

Discussion Sections:

Section A Monday 10:00-10:50, 134 Armory, TA Brian Nguyen

Section B Monday 3:00-3:50, 134 Armory, TA Brian Nguyen

Section C Tuesday 11:00-11:50, 134 Armory, TA Brian Nguyen

Section D Tuesday 3:00-3:50, 214 Davenport, TA Brian Nguyen

Section E Wednesday 10:00-10:50, 134 Armory, Surabhi Sonam

Section F Wednesday 3:00-3:50, 134 Armory, Surabhi Sonam

Section G Thursday 11:00-11:50, 134 Armory, Surabhi Sonam

Section H Thursday 3:00-3:50, 159 Altgeld, Surabhi Sonam

Prerequisites:

MCB250, MCB251, MCB252 and MCB253 OR consent of the instructor.

Text:

Required: Genetics from Genes to Genomes, Fifth Edition, Hartwell et al. ISBN 007751503x OR an abbreviated less expensive soft cover version ISBN 9781308384382 OR an e-book of the abbreviated version ISBN 9781308448886

Syllabus:

Current students do not need this course syllabus. The information contained in a traditional syllabus in included in this page, other pages on this web site and in the lecture notes. I will post a "syllabus/list of topics" here for students who are considering taking this course or who need one for future employers.

Course Web Site:

http://www.life.illinois.edu/mcb/317/
Regular access to the course web site is considered essential for the course. The course web site will contain the most updated course information.  The content on other pages of this web site and in the lecture notes supersedes the content on this page.

Grading:

Exams:
2 midterms and 1 non-cumulative Final.
Each exam will count for 30% of the course grade.
Quizzes:
Weekly LON CAPA quizzes will count for 10% the course grade.
Discussion Sections:
You must attend the discussion section in order to get points for the LON CAPA assignment that is due that same week.

Exam Dates:

Midterm 1:
Thursday, February 22, 7:00-9:00 pm., Brian's discussion sections A-D 180 Bevier Hall; Surabhi's discussion sections E-H 103 Mumford Hall
Midterm 2:
Thursday, April 5, 7:00-9:00 pm., Brians sections A-D 180 Bevier Hall; Surabhis sections E-H 103 Mumford Hall
Final Exam:
Tuesday May 8, 1:30-4:30 pm, Brian's discussion sections A,-D will be in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall; Surabhi's discussion sections E-H will be in 101 Armory.

Teaching Assistants:

Brian Nguyen

E-Mail:
Office Hours:
Thursdays from 4:00-4:50 in the MCB Learning Center, 164E Burrill Hall. Note that MCB 317 students are welcome in the office hours of any of the TAs, not just the office hours of the TA that runs your particular discussion section.

Surabhi Sonam

E-Mail:
Office Hours:
Tuesdays from 11:00-11:50 in the MCB Learning Center, 164E Burrill Hall. Note that MCB 317 students are welcome in the office hours of any of the TAs, not just the office hours of the TA that runs your particular discussion section.

LON CAPA Adminstrator:

Alejandra Stenger