Upon completing this course you will consider that all living originated from one common ancestor that changed in a variety of ways through billions of years of evolution, that life is in a continuum dynamic equilibrium, and everything will eventually change!
April 23 & 24 Making of the Fittest - Chapters 9 & 10
thank you Kate, Kaylee & Katarina for leading the discussions
please read ahead, bring questions and be ready to engage in the discussion
Friday April 25 RESEARCH PAPER DUE
VIA EMAIL DO NOT PRINT!
start reading primary literature articles on topics that interest you (e.g. speciation of Purple Martins, of Eastern Bats, phylogeographical patterns of behavioral isolation in Blue Apes!... anything that is remotely related to evolution), once you found an interesting article that you would like to share with the class, write a 2 page summary, focusing on the key findings, re-read it, give it to a friend to read it and then send it to me by email. remeber to already prepare for your oral presentation on your selected topic & article when you write the paper, this would save time, effort and ultimately will make it a better experience, and you will be realy proud of yourself for being ahead when oral presentation time comes, which is soon... you can work in pairs on these two projects.
April 28 & 29 wrap up phylogeny, discuss evolutionary developmental biology
April 30 & May 1 ORAL PRESENTATIONS of your literature review research paper
May 7/8 wrap up oral presentations and review for final exam - bring your questions
Friday May 9 @ 1 pm - REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
Tuesday May 13 3-5 pm COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM