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    A few days before each lecture, I will post the specific parts of Campbell's "Biology" that I will base the lectures on and/or the articles that we will look at.  I do not promise to cover everything in these sections, but if you want to read before lecture, this will give you the areas to focus on.  Test material will come from what is presented in lecture.
    Abbreviations:  CB = "Biology 7th ed." by Campbell and Reece

1/14  Introduction to Class

1/16  Strong Inference (the Article (as pdf))

1/18  Meiosis:  How are genetically unique offspring produced by sexual reproduction?

1/23  Meiosis

1/24  An experiment looking at the correlation of stressful environments and genetic diversity plus an introduction to inheritance

1/28  Inheritance: predicting the future, multiple genes each coding for a different trait, and multiple genes coding for one trait

1/30  Nature and Nurture:  the genetic and environmental component of BMI, IQ, and human sexuality

2/1  Inheritance:  sex determination and sex-linked genes

2/4  Inheritance:  non-nuclear DNA and mapping by recombination (pg 289-290 and concept 15.2)

End of Material for Exam 1

2/8  Introduction to Evolution:  What is it?

2/11  Evolution:  Natural Selection, Memes, and Artificial Selection

2/13  Other forms of Evolution:  Genetic Drift and Bottleneck

2/15  Human Evolution:  Where did H. sapiens arise?  Haplotype Trees and Modern Human Origins by Alan R. Templeton in American Journal of Physical Anthropology Vol 128, Issue S41 , Pages 33 - 59

2/18  Human Evolution:  We will look at parts of these articles... Emotion Drives Attention: Detecting the Snake in the Grass (2001) J. of Ex. Psy., Vol. 130, No. 3, 466-478; The Role of Social Groups in the Persistence of Learned Fear (2005) SCIENCE 309 pg 785 Andreas Olsson, Jeffrey P. Ebert, Mahzarin R. Banaji, Elizabeth A. Phelps (This perspective accompanies the article and has some useful background and further discussion); Can race be erased? Coalitional computation and social categorization (December 18, 2001) PNAS vol. 98 no. 26 pg 15387–15392 Robert Kurzban, John Tooby, and Leda Cosmides

2/20  Evolution and Phylogenies

2/22  Introduction to Plant Physiology

2/25  Plant Evolution:  adaptations of terrestrial plants

2/27  Angiosperm Reproduction:  Why are flowers so advantageous, and how do they avaoid self-fertilization?

End of Material for Exam #2

3/3  Plant Transport:  Plant Cell Types, Phloem, and Xylem

3/5  Secondary Growth and Biofuels

3/7  Plants Responses to the Environment:  light, touch, and herbivory

Spring Break...

3/17  Plants Responses to the Environment:  circadian rhythms and flowering

3/19  Plants and Water Stress plus Genetically Modifying Plants (CB concept 38.4)

3/21  no class

3/24  Animal Introduction

3/26  The Nervous System:  How neurons function?

3/28  The Nervous System and Muscle Contraction:  How sensing, integration, and response work together.

3/31  The Immune System

End of Material for Exam #3

4/4  Nutrition and Digestion

4/7  Digestion and Circulation

4/9  Respiration and Sexual Dimorphisms

4/11  Animal Physiology and Ecology (Grizzly Bears)

4/14  Introduction to Ecology

4/16  Carrying Capacity Case Study:  Wolves in Yellowstone NP (Yellowstone Science Vol. 13:1)

4/18  Biodiversity

4/21  Succession and Chernobyl

End of Material for Exam #4

4/25  Global Climate Change

4/28  Restoring Areas Affected by Global Climate Change and the Relationship between Food Choices and Global Conflicts- Darfur

4/30  Restoration Ecology- waterways

5/2  Emergence

End of Semester