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− | '''EEB 2245: Your grade will be based on your performance in 4 lecture exams and a 1-hour final exam'''(cumulative). Your lowest score on the 4 lecture exams will be dropped. Your 3 remaining scores and your score on the final exam will each constitute '''one quarter''' of your final grade. University regulations require that students who miss the final exam without an excuse from the Dean of Students receive an F for that exam. '''Thus, you are required to take the final exam.'''<br><br> | + | '''EEB 2245: Your grade will be based on your performance in 4 lecture exams and a 1-hour final exam''' (cumulative). Your lowest score on the 4 lecture exams will be dropped. Your 3 remaining scores and your score on the final exam will each constitute '''one quarter''' of your final grade. University regulations require that students who miss the final exam without an excuse from the Dean of Students receive an F for that exam. '''Thus, you are required to take the final exam.'''<br><br> |

'''Note:''' because you are allowed to drop your lowest score, '''''we will not give make-up exams.'''''<br><br> | '''Note:''' because you are allowed to drop your lowest score, '''''we will not give make-up exams.'''''<br><br> | ||

## Revision as of 19:49, 7 January 2013

EEB 2245

*Evolutionary Biology*

**Meeting Time:** Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 in TLS154

**Textbook:** Futuyma, D.J. 2009. *Evolution*. 2nd ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc. (ISBN 978-0-87893-223-8)

## Contents

## Instructors

**First half of the course, 22 January - 7 March**

Dr. Charles Henry

Office: TLS 479/481

Phone: 486-4450

E-mail: charles.henry@uconn.edu

Office hours: By arrangement

**Second half of the course, 12 March - 2 May**

Dr. Chris Simon

Office: BioPharm 305D

Phone: 486-4640

Email: chris.simon@uconn.edu

Office hours: By arrangement

## Teaching Assistants

Geert Goemans

Office: BioPharm 323

Phone: 486-3947

Email: geert.goemans@uconn.edu

**Students A-K**

Office hours: By arrangement

Brigette Zacharczenko

Office: TLS 471

Phone: 486-5503

Email: brigette.zacharczenko@uconn.edu

**Students L-Z**

Office hours: By arrangement

## Grading

**EEB 2245: Your grade will be based on your performance in 4 lecture exams and a 1-hour final exam** (cumulative). Your lowest score on the 4 lecture exams will be dropped. Your 3 remaining scores and your score on the final exam will each constitute **one quarter** of your final grade. University regulations require that students who miss the final exam without an excuse from the Dean of Students receive an F for that exam. **Thus, you are required to take the final exam.**

**Note:** because you are allowed to drop your lowest score, **we will not give make-up exams.**

**EEB 2245W:** Your final grade in the lecture portion of the course will be calculated as above. If you are taking the W version of the course, that grade will constitute 75% of your final course grade. Your grade in the **W part** of the course, as determined by your “W” instructor, will constitute the remaining 25% of your final course grade, * except that an F in the W part of the course will result in an F for the entire course. An F in the lecture part of the course will also result in an F for the entire course.* Refer to the 2245W website for further information.

**Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch (BioPharm 305B; tel: 486-4452; elizabeth.jockusch@uconn.edu)**is the coordinator of the W part of the course.

## Course Resources

**EXAM 1**

**EXAM 2**

**EXAM 3**

**EXAM 4 (FINAL)**

**In regards to studying for Exam 2:**

1) A phylogenetic tree practice set will be available by Friday afternoon (24th of February). **SEE ABOVE**

2) Remember to look at the examples and figures in your textbook (Chapter 2) to help with your understanding of phylogenetic trees.

3) Keys of Practice Exam 2 will be posted outside your TA's office sometime on Monday. If you want to check your answers against the key, please do so before **Wednesday** night!! The BioPharmacy building's hallways lock up from 6PM - 7:30AM, so you will not have access to the exam keys between these times!

4) See below for the time and locations of the Exam 2 review sessions.

## Review Sessions

**Updated 18 March 2012** -- There will be **two** review sessions for the third exam on Thursday, April 5th. They will be:

**Monday, April 2nd, 6-8PM** in **BioPhysics Building Rm 131**

and **Tuesday, April 3rd, 6-8PM** in **BioPhysics Building Rm 131**.

Review sessions are structured to answer any questions you might have encountered while studying or going over the example exam. Please come to the review session with specific questions. If you can not attend either review session but have questions pertaining to the course material prior to the exam please contact your assigned TA to set up a time to meet.

## Evolution in the News

**Peppered moths vindicated!** - 28 February 2012

**Darwin's long-lost fossils** - 17 January 2012

**NEW** Visiting Evolutionary Biologists and Friends

## Lecture Syllabus

**Please read assigned chapters, as indicated below, prior to class**