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 4 office hours each week. You can attend any of these 4 office hours. Dr. Rivier's office hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00-2:50 pm in the MCB Learning Center, 101 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, 116 RAL.

Discussion Sections:

Section A Monday 10:00-10:50, 147 Loomis,Li-Hsin Chang TA

Section B Monday 3:00-3:50, 241 Armory, Chris Seward TA

Section C Tuesday 11:00-11:50, 7 Illini Hall, Li-Hsin Chang TA

Section D Tuesday 3:00-3:50, 159 Altgeld, Chris Seward TA

Section E Wednesday 10:00-10:50, 7 Illini Hall, Li-Hsin Chang TA

Section F Wednesday 3:00-3:50, 241 Armory, Chris Seward TA

Section G Thursday 11:00-11:50, 7 Illini Hall, Li-Hsin Chang TA

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 23, 7:00-9:00 pm. Li-Hsin's discussion sections A,C,E, G will be in 103 Mumford Hall; Chris's discussion sections B, D and F will be in 150 Animal Science.
Midterm 2:
Thursday, April 6, 7:00-9:00 pm. Li-Hsin's discussion sections A,C,E, G will be in 103 Mumford Hall; Chris's discussion sections B, D and F will be in 150 Animal Science.
Final Exam:
Monday, May 8, 1:30-4:30 pm; Everyone will be in room 100 Noyes. Note this is the correct date and time; the original date and time listed here was wrong.

Teaching Assistants:

Chris Seward

E-Mail:
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 4:00-4:50 in the MCB Learning Center, 101 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.

Li-Hsin Chang

E-Mail:
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 11:00-11:50 in the MCB Learning Center, 101 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