50.102 – Ecology and Evolution

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50.102 – Ecology and
Evolution
Spring 2004
M,W,F 11 – 11:50
CEH 218
Your instructor
Dr. Clay Corbin
 Telephone: 570-389-4134
 email: [email protected]
 Office: HSC 131
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Hours:
M, 12 – 3 or 1 – 4
W, 12 – 2
Webpage etc…
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http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/ccorbin/ecologyevolution.htm
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Text: Mader, SS 2004. Biology 8/e. (special edition for
this class)
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Other readings may be assigned
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Other topics not covered in the text may be included in
lecture
Note on the lecture topics
10 weeks (stretch it out for a 16 week
course)
 1st half – Evolution
 2nd half – Ecology
 The schedule is tentative.
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TOPIC
READING
EVOLUTION
Chapters 1, 17-19
The Scientific Method
Chapter 1
Evolution of a Theory
Chapter 17
Process of Evolution
Chapter 18
Origin and History of Life
Chapter 19
Evolution of Humans
ECOLOGY
Chapter 32
Chapters 45 - 50
Homeostasis and Animal Behavior
Chapter 45
Population Biology / Ecology
Chapter 46
Communities
Chapter 47
Ecosystems
Chapter 48
Conservation Biology and the Biosphere
Chapters 49, 50
Other important dates to remember
Monday Jan 19th – MLK (no classes)
 March 6 – March 14 – Spring break (no
classes)
 March 30 – Last day to drop classes
 April 8 – April 11 – Spring weekend
 April 30 – reading day (no classes)
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Exam dates
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Midterms
Wed, Feb 11 (30% of grade)
 Wed, Mar 24 (30% of grade)
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Final Exam
Wed, May 5 10:30 – 12:30 (40% of grade)
 Part of the final exam grade is class
participation
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 CPS
(eInstruction pads) (more later on those)
Policies
No cheating
 Examinations
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May be either objective or subjective material
 May be computer graded
 No make-ups
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 Midterms
or Final
Final Grades
90-100% of available points
 80-90%
 70-80%
 60-70%
 <60%
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A
B
C
D
E
Attendance
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5% of Final Exam grade (eInstruction pads)
Assess reading
 Impromptu quizzes
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 E-register
by 2pm
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