Honors == // == Announcements == // == Grade postings and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act == // == Grading and course policy == // == General course information == // == Instructors == // == TAs == // == Study Groups
Terms students are expected to know from previous courses.
Lecture Time and Place: M,W,F 11am KOFFL (CBS bldg) 204 ; F. 2pm Harvill (S SCI) 150
Reading Material: Principles of Genetics , 4th edition, Snustad and Simmons. Note that the text is RECOMMENDED, but NOT required. Extra readings may be assigned and these will be put on reserve in Main Library.
Final grades are now posted on the Grade tracker
List of speakers, topics, and pdf of papers for presentation.
Honors meetings M 2-2:50 in Education 349.
Corrected Problem sets can be picked up on the wall organizer outside of BSW 211.
|Date||Lecture #||Lecture Topics and Notes||Reading||Instructor||Assignments (date due)|
|20-Aug (Monday)||1||Class Intro. Overview of Biological Loop Elements|| ||Weinert|| |
|22-Aug (Wednesday)||2||Biological Loop Elements: Molecular Complexes, Chemistry- Concentration, Selection, Cell Division, Error, Diversity.|| ||Weinert|| |
|24-Aug (Friday am)||3||Complete Biological Loop Elements. EGFR example I|| ||Weinert||PS 1- powerpoint REVISED|
|24 Aug (Friday pm)||4||EGFR example 1, CFTR example 2|| ||Weinert|| |
|27 Aug (Monday)||5||functioning RNA-encoding genes: rRNA, tRNA, miRNA|| ||Weinert|| |
|29 Aug (Wednesday)||6||Sum up of Genome sessions|| ||Weinert|| |
|31 August (Friday am)||7||Recombination: Homologous pairing, Holliday structure|| ||Weinert|| |
|31 August (Friday pm)||8||Discussion|| ||Weinert|| |
|3 Sept (Monday)|| ||Holiday -- Labor Day|| || || |
|5 Sept (Wednesday)||9||Recombination: heteroduplex, branch migration, SDSA, NHEJ.|| ||Weinert||Problem set one due, Solutions (powerpoint)|
|7 Sept (Friday am)||10||Cell Division: mitosis and meiosis|| ||Weinert||PS 2- powerpoint|
|7 Sept (Friday pm)||11||Cell Division, and bacterial gene transfer, transduction|| ||Weinert|| |
|10 Sept (Monday)||12|| || ||Weinert|| |
|12 Sept (Wednesday)||13|| || ||Weinert||Problem set two due, Solutions (powerpoint)|
|14 Sept (Friday am)||14|| || ||Weinert|| |
|14 Sept (Friday pm)||15|| || ||Weinert|| |
|17 Sept (Monday)||16||Cell divisions, mitosis, meiosis, recombination|| ||Weinert|| |
|19 Sept (Wednesday)||17||Review|| ||Weinert|| |
|21 Sept (Friday am)|| ||Exam 1|| || || |
|21 Sept (Friday pm)|| ||No Class (Exam grading)|| || || |
|24 Sept (Monday)||18||Lac Operon: Pathways I|| ||Weinert|| |
|26 Sept (Wednesday)||19||Lac Operon: Pathways I|| ||Weinert|| |
|28 Sept (Friday am)||20||Lac Operon: Pathways I|| ||Weinert|| |
|28 Sept (Friday pm)||21||Discussion|| ||Weinert|| |
|1 Oct. (Monday)||22||Cancer: Pathways II|| ||Weinert||Problem Set 3|
|3 Oct. (Wednesday)||23||Cancer: Pathways II|| ||Weinert|| |
|5 Oct. (Friday am)||24||Cancer: Pathways II, Advanced Epistasis|| ||Weinert|| |
|5 Oct. (Friday pm)||25||Yeast Mating: Pathways III|| ||Weinert|| |
|8 Oct. (Monday)||26||Introduction to Probablity|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Three Due|
|10 Oct. (Wednesday)||27||Introduction to Mendelian Genetics|| ||Walsh|| |
|12 Oct. (Friday am)||28||Extensions of Mendelian Analysis|| ||Walsh||Problem Set 5|
|12 Oct. (Friday pm)||29||Chromosomal Theory of Heredity, Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination|| ||Walsh|| |
|15 Oct. (Monday)||30||Genetics of Color Vision|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Four Due|
|17 Oct. (Wednesday)||31||Linkage|| ||Walsh|| |
|19 Oct. (Friday am)||32||Three-Point Testcross|| ||Walsh|| |
|19 Oct. (Friday pm)||33||NO CLASS|| ||Walsh|| |
|22 Oct. (Monday)||34||Three-Point Testcross, cont.|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Five Due|
|24 Oct (Wednesday)||35||Review for Exam|| ||Walsh|| |
|26 Oct (Friday am)|| ||Exam 2|| || || |
|26 Oct (Friday pm)|| ||No class (exam grading)|| || || |
|29 Oct. (Monday)||36||Fungal systems for studying recombination|| ||Walsh||Problem set six|
|31 Oct (Wednesday)||37||Recombination and Gene Conversion|| ||Walsh|| |
|2 Nov (Friday am)||38||Extra-nuclear inheritance|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Six Due|
|2 Nov (Friday pm)||39||Discussion|| ||Walsh||Problem Set 7|
|5 Nov (Monday)||40||Changes in Chromosome Structure|| ||Walsh|| |
|7 Nov (Wednesday)||41||Changes in Chromosome Number|| ||Walsh||Problem Set 8|
|9 Nov (Friday am)||42||Mapping QTLs and Disease genes|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Seven Due|
|9 Nov (Friday pm)||43||Discussion|| ||Walsh|| |
|12 Nov (Monday)|| ||Holiday -- Veterans day|| || || |
|14 Nov (Wednesday)||44||Population Genetics I: Variation, Hardy-Weinberg, and Linkage Disequilibrium|| ||Walsh||Problem Set 9|
|16 Nov (Friday am)||45||Population Genetics II: Mutation, Inbreeding, and Genetic Drift|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Eight Due|
|16 Nov (Friday pm)||46||Discussion|| ||Walsh|| |
|19 Nov (Monday)||47||Population Genetics III: Natural Selection|| ||Walsh|| |
|21 Nov (Wednesday)||48||The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution|| ||Walsh||Problem Set Nine Due|
|23 Nov (Friday am)|| ||Holiday -- Thanksgiving|| || || |
|23 Nov (Friday pm)|| ||Holiday -- Thanksgiving|| || || |
|29 Nov (Monday)||49|| || ||Walsh|| |
|28 Nov (Wednesday)||50||Review for Exam|| ||Walsh|| |
|30 Nov. (Friday am)|| ||Exam 3|| || || |
|30 Nov.(Friday pm)|| ||No class (Exam grading)|| || || |
|3 Dec (Monday)||51|| || ||Walsh||Problem Set Ten Due|
|5 Dec (Wednesday)||52||Review for Final|| ||Walsh|| |
|7 Dec (Friday)|| ||FINAL EXAM 11am - 1 pm|| || || |
It is a violation of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to publicly post student grades that are identified by the student's name, institutional student identification number, or social security number without first having obtained the student's written permission. This regulation applies to Web sites and grade sheets left with office staff as well as to the more traditional posting sites such as bulletin boards and office doors.
Accordingly, please return with your first homework assignment the below signed form if you wish to have your scores for homework, tests, etc. pos (on the website and class bulletin boards). The method of posting with the last four digits of your student number. Not signing this form has absolutely no effect on your grade, and it is completely voluntary.
If you do not sign this form, to ensure your privacy, I will only give out your scores if you visit me during office hours, after showing me a picture ID. To protect your privacy, no scores will be given over the phone or e-mail (unless you have signed the posting consent form).
In the very rare event that you have to miss class on Friday, you can also fax in your problem sets (621-9190), but to receive any credit:
Exams: There are three 100 point midterms (21 Sept, 26 Oct, 30 Nov) and a 200 point final (7 December). Material for exams will come from readings, problem sets, and lectures.
Grading: Material for exams will come from readings and lecture. Problem sets must handed in at the start of the 11 am Fri. class (unless otherwise noted on the syllabus) on dates indicated. Problem sets handed in late receive zero credit.
|Lecture exam 1||100|
|Lecture exam 2||100|
|Lecture exam 3||100|
|12 lecture problem sets||120|
Your final grade will be computed two different ways, and you will receive the HIGHER of the two. One method uses the percentage of the total highest score, with 90% (and up) of the highest total score = A, 80-89% = B, 70-79% = C, 60-69% = D. (If you are worried, we round up from the nearest 0.5, so that 89.500 = 90, but 89.499 = 89). The advantage of using the total percentage is that (in theory) the entire class can get an A. The second method uses normal (z) scores, which depend on the overall distribution of test scores. The advantage of using z-scores is that very good (or very bad) exam performances are more highly weigh. You can track your current grade status via your SS number using the Grade tracker .
Regrading: Request for regrading of any material (exam or problem set) must be made in writing to the grader (state the nature of the problem, a simple "please regrade" is NOT sufficient) within 1 week of receiving the grade. The complete exam or problem set may be regraded, and a higher or lower score may result. In exceptionally egregious cases, we reserve the right to dock students additional points for overly aggressive attempts to mine for additional frivolous points through regrading.
Class policy on missed exams: Attendance is required for lecture and problem solving sessions. The Friday 2 p.m. meeting is mandatory. Students will receive no credit, a zero, for problem sets and exams that are missed. NO MAKE UP EXAMS OR PROBLEM SETS WILL BE GIVEN. Where appropriate, Dr. Walsh can assign an excused miss. If at all possible, please see Dr. Walsh before an exam is missed.
Procedure to Resolve Disputes: First see grader; then Dr. Walsh
Class policy on study groups: You are encouraged to form study groups to discuss lecture material and problems sets. If you study and discuss problem sets in a study group put the names of all members of your study group on the first page of your answers. You will NOT be penalized for this. HOWEVER, DO NOT COPY ANSWERS FROM EACH OTHER. Discuss the problems in your study group and then go home and write up your answers alone.
Class policy on "academic integrity": Your academic work (exams and problem sets) must be your own; do not copy answers to problem sets or anything else; cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated on exams or problem sets. If you are caught, any combination of the following will occur (UA Code of Academic Integrity): a zero grade will be assigned for the work; course grade dropped one letter grade; course grade of F; disciplinary probation from University; suspension from the University; notation "Declared guilty of violation of the Code of Academic Integrity" put on student's permanent record.