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BIO 345 — Evolution

Updated 11 December 2017

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Description: Processes of adaptive change and speciation in sexual populations. Prerequisites: C or better in BIO340 or LSC 347/348 and in CHM 115 or 116

Current Section: BIO 345 in not being offered this semester

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Required Supplies: 4 Scantron Forms 882-E

Text: C.T. Bergstrom & L.A. Dugatkin 2016. Evolution, 2nd ed. Norton. (ISBN: 978-0-393-91341-5)


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Lecture Schedule
(Fall 2017)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
Aug 21-23 —Course Introduction amp; History of Evolution1-2
Aug 28-30 — Overview of Selection & Adaptation 3
Sep 4-6 —No Class Sep 4 - Labor Day
Interpreting Evolutionary Trees
4-5
Sep 11-13 — Reconstructing Evolutionary Trees5
Sep 18-20 —What is a Species?
Exam 1 - Sep 20
14
Sep 25-27 —Origin of Species14
Oct 2-4 —History of Life11-12
Oct 9-11 —No Class Oct 9 - Fall Break
Macroevolution

15
Oct 16-18 —Evolutionary Development13
Oct 23-25 —Exam 2 - Oct 23
Mutations; Population Genetics

6, 7
Oct 30-Nov 1 —Population Genetics, continued7
Nov 6-8 —Genetic Drift; Quantitative Genetics8, 9
Nov 13-15 — Quantitative Genetics, continued
Exam 3 - Nov 15
9
Nov 20-22 — Evolution of Sex; Sexual Selection16
Nov 27-29 —Kin Selection & Cooperation17
Dec 8 —Final Exam: 2:30 - 4:20

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