Bio 114 lecture schedule

Week Big Idea Chapter Section/Topic/Notes
13 Jan Info 0, 16
  • M: Introduction to course; Chapter 0
  • W: 16.1 What causes individual variation?; BME 16.1
  • F: 16.2 How can population genetics information be used to predict evolution?; BME 16.2
20 Jan 17
  • M: MLK, Jr. Day – NO CLASS
  • W: 17.1 What is information at the population level?; 17.2 How is information transmitted between members of animal species?; BME 17.1 and 17.2
  • F: 17.3 Does group living require more derived mechanisms of information transfer?; BME 17.3
27 Jan 18
  • M: 18.1 Have organisms evolved to exploit communication between individuals of other species?
  • W: 18.2 How do organisms assess their environment when searching for resources?; BME 18.1 and BME 18.2
  • F: Finish 18.2 (lizards only); start 19.1
3 Feb Evo 19
  • M: 19.1 How does selection act on individuals with variable characteristics?; BME 19.1
  • W: 19.2 How will communities respond to climate change?
  • F: 19.3 When are two isolated populations not isolated?; BME 19.2 and BME 19.3
10 Feb 19, 20
  • M: 19.4 Do populations evolve in the absence of natural selection?; BME 19.4
  • W: 20.2 When and how did plants colonize land?
  • F: 20.3 Where, when, and from what ancestors did humans evolve?; ELSI 20.1 or ELSI 20.2; pass out first test
17 Feb 20, 21
  • M: TURN IN TEST; Discussion of ELSIs, Chapters 16-20
  • W: 20.4 Can you observe evolution in your lifetime?; ELSI 20.3
  • F: 21.1 How have species evolved as a consequence of their interactions with other species? (skip yucca moths); BME 21.1
24 Feb Evo / Cell 21, 22
  • M: 21.4 How have ecological communities adapted to disturbance?; BME 21.3; ELSI 21.1
  • W: 22.1 How do genetic diseases affect cells and organisms?; BME 22.1; ELSI 22.1
  • F: 22.2 How do pathogens affect cells and organisms?; ELSI 22.2
2 Mar
  • Spring Break
9 Mar Cell 22, 23
  • M: 22.4 How do diseases spread?
  • W: 23.1 How do you break down and absorb nutrients from the food you eat?; BME 23.1
  • F: Finish 23.1 How do you break down and absorb nutrients from the food you eat?; BME 23.1
16 Mar 24
  • M: 24.1 How do populations of unicellular organisms increase in number?; BME 24.1
  • W: 24.2 How are soil microbes involved in nutrient cycling?; ELSI 24.1
  • F: 25.1 What is an individual?; BME 25.1
23 Mar E P 25
  • M: 25.2 What is the source of emotions?; ELSI  25.1
  • W: 25.3 How and why do individuals of some species cooperate with each other?; pass out second test
  • F: NO CLASS—Dr. P is at a conference.
30 Mar 26
  • M: TURN IN TEST; ELSI discussions
  • W: 26.2 Does isolation increase the likelihood of extinction?; BME 26.1; ELSI 26.2
  • F: 26.3 How does a flock respond to a predator?
6 Apr E P / Hom 27, 28
  • M: 27.1 Why did more trees grow when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park?; BME 27.1; ELSI 27.1;
  • W: 27.3 How does energy flow through food webs?
  • F: 27.4 How efficient are ecological systems at transferring energy from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to predators?
13 Apr Hom 28
  • M: No Class – Easter Break
  • W: 28.3 How do organisms maintain water balance?
  • F: 29.1 How does death of an individual affect a population?; ELSI 29.1
20 Apr
  • M: ELSI discussions
  • W: 29.2 Are populations regulated through feedback mechanisms?; BME 29.1
  • F: 29.3 How does biomagnification of DDT affect raptor populations?
27 Apr 29, 30
  • M: 30.1 Is nutrient cycling a mechanism of homeostasis for ecological systems? ELSI 30.1
  • W: 30.3 How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems?; ELSI 30.3
  • F: 30.3 How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems?; ELSI 30.3
4 May 30
  • M: 30.4 What is the difference between a biome and an anthrome?; ELSI 30.4; pass out final test; DUE by end of Finals
  • W: Verna Case Symposium for Research and Creative Works

 

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