Evolution 2018

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EVOLUTION 222 FALL 2018, CO-TAUGHT BY RUANE AND WARE

Email any questions regarding the course to

sara.ruane@rutgers.edu

or jware42@newark.rutgers.edu

syllabus for Fall 2018 Evolution 222_Ruane_Ware

Click here for the self assessment worksheet Self assessment Evolution 222

Lectures (posted as available, topics that cover more than a single class period are in a single powerpoint, e.g., Lectures 1&2). You should review the lectures, along with the chapters, prior to class and after class, it will greatly aid in understanding the materials and is expected. Lectures are posted as available, however, they may be modified prior to class, so please be aware and review after class as well.

Lectures and topics:

1.Jan 17-Intro and self-assessment of evolutionary biology; Chapter 1/Evolutionary Thinking
2.Jan 22-Chapter 1/Evolutionary Thinking

Evolution Lectures 1 and 2

3.Jan 24-Chapter 2/Patterns and Evidence of Evolution

Evolution Lecture 3

4.Jan 29-Chapter 3/Evolution by Natural Selection
5.Jan 31-Chapter 3/Evolution by Natural Selection

Evolution 4&5

6.Feb 5-Chapter 5/Variation Among Individuals
7. Feb 7-Chapter 6/Population Genetics (Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium)

For HW, here is the supplemental video for solving problems

Evolution Lectures 6_and_7

8. Feb 12-Chapters 7/Population Genetics (Mutation, migrations, drift)
9. Feb 14-Chapters 7/Population Genetics (Mutation, migrations, drift)
10. Feb 19-Chapters 7/Population Genetics (Mutation, migrations, drift)

A video to help review neutral theory

Please note that these are actually lectures 8,9,10:

Evolution_8_9_10 (updated 2/19)

ALL LECTURES ABOVE WILL INCLUDE TEST CONTENT: Feb 21-EXAM 1 covering lectures 1-10

11. Feb 26-Chapter 4/Understanding Phylogenies (Reading Trees)

Evolution 11

12. Feb 28-Chapter 10/Studying Adaptation

Evolution 12

13. Mar 5-Chapter 11/Sexual Selection

Evolution 13

14. Mar 19-Chapter 12/Social Behavior/Kin Selection

Evolution 14

15. Mar 26-Chapter 13/Aging and Life History Characteristics

Evolution 15

16. Mar 28-Chapter 14/Evolution and Human Health

Evolution 16

germ theory video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSLCkT2ttXQ

video on our immune system https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQGOcOUBi6s

video on virus evolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3dSYA64ZRc

17. Mar 2-Chapter 16/Species Concepts and Mechanisms of Speciation

18. April 4-Chapter 16/Species Concepts and Mechanisms of Speciation

Lectures 17 and 18 are both in a single powerpoint here

evolution-17_18

19. April 9-Chapters 17&18&20/Origins of Life and Fossil Record/Human Evolution
Lecture 19 may be further modified before class! Evolution 19

Video related to human evolution, will not have time to watch in class but very cool and worth checking out

April 11-EXAM covering lectures 11-19 this exam will be like the first exam, with 40 multiple choice questions

20. April 16-How Dr. Ruane studies evolution evolution20

21. April 18-A brief history on the study of evolution; revisiting the self-assessment from class 1; any questions regarding presentations or final exam Evolution 21

22. April 23-Presenting scientific articles project

23. April 25-Presenting scientific articles project

24. April 30-Any remaining presentations/any questions to review for final exam (bring your own questions)

Final exam: Wednesday, May 9, 11:45AM – 2:45PM

The final is comprehensive and will consist of multiple choice questions covering the entire semester’s lectures (lectures 1-19).