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108/24/2020-08/28/2020Introduction: class rules_
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208/31/2020-09/04/2020Unit I: Introduction to evolution and historyFutuyma 1
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208/31/2020-09/04/2020Unit I: Natural selection and adaptationFutuyma 3
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309/07/2020-09/11/2020
Units I & IV: Phylogenetics, tree thinking and the Tree of Life
Futuyma 2, 16
Labor Day Holiday; one lecture this week
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409/14/2020-09/18/2020
Units I & IV: Phylogenetics, tree thinking and the Tree of Life
Futuyma 2, 16
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409/14/2020-09/18/2020Unit IV: The fossil recordFutuyma 17
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509/21/2020-09/25/2020Unit IV: The history of life on EarthFutuyma 17
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509/21/2020-09/25/2020Unit IV: The geography of evolutionFutuyma 18
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609/28/2020-10/02/2020Unit IV: Evolution of biodiversity (= diversification)Futuyma 19
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609/28/2020-10/02/2020
Unit IV: Macroevolution: evolution above the species level
Futuyma 20
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710/05/2020-10/09/2020No class
Extra office hours for review before midterm
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710/05/2020-10/09/2020Midterm I
Futuyma 1, 2, 3, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Friday, 9 Oct 4:00 PM
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810/12/2020-10/16/2020Unit II: Mutation and variationFutuyma 4
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810/12/2020-10/16/2020Unit II: The genetical theory of natural selectionFutuyma 5
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910/19/2020-10/23/2020Unit II: Phenotypic evolutionFutuyma 6
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910/19/2020-10/23/2020Unit II: Genetic drift: evolution at randomFutuyma 7
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1010/26/2020-10/30/2020Unit II: Species and speciationFutuyma 9
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1010/26/2020-10/30/2020Unit III: Evolution of sex & sexual selection Futuyma 10
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1111/02/2020-11/06/2020Unit III: How to be fitFutuyma 11
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1111/02/2020-11/06/2020Midterm II
Futuyma 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 & 11
11/6/2020
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1211/09/2020-11/13/2020Unit III: Cooperation and conflictFutuyma 12
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1211/09/2020-11/13/2020Unit III: Interactions among species (= coevolution)Futuyma 13
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1311/16/2020-11/20/2020Unit III: The evolution of genes and genomesFutuyma 14
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1311/16/2020-11/20/2020Unit III: Evolution and developmentFutuyma 15
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1411/23/2020-11/27/2020No classThanksgiving Vacation
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1411/23/2020-11/27/2020No classThanksgiving Vacation
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1511/30/2020-12/04/2020Unit V: evolution of Homo sapiensFutuyma 21
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1511/30/2020-12/04/2020Unit V: evolution and societyFutuyma 22
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1612/07/2020-12/11/2020Review session
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1612/07/2020-12/11/2020Final ExamAll chapters12/11/2020
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