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2017 Class Schedule - updated April 4

Class

Topic

Note: Worksheet dates are tentative. Worksheets will be done in class when the appropriate content is covered. If we cover the content more slowly than shown, the worksheets will be delayed.

Readings in text

Jan. 26 Context
Introduction
 
Jan. 31 Survey of living orders
Mammalian Origins: Evolution
Ch. 5 pp. 62-76
Feb. 2 Mammalian Origins: Evolution
Worksheet #1 (in class)
Mammalian Origins: Biogeography
Ch. 5 pp. 62-76
Feb. 7 Mammalian Origins: Biogeography Ch. 6
Feb. 9 Mammalian Origins: Systematics Ch. 3 pp. 32-39
Ch.3 pp. 43-47
Ch. 4
Feb. 14 Mammalian Origins: Systematics
Worksheet #2 (in class)
 
Feb. 16 Structure and function: Homeothermy
Read/write assignment #1 due before midnight tonight (see ELMS)
Ch. 10
Ch. 6 pp. 110-122
Ch. 4 pp. 76-79
Ch. 8
Feb. 21 Structure and function: Homeothermy Ch. 10
Ch. 6 pp. 110-122
Ch. 4 pp. 76-79
Ch. 8
Feb. 23 Structure and function: Homeothermy Ch. 10
Ch. 6 pp. 110-122
Ch. 4 pp. 76-79
Ch. 8
Feb. 28 Structure and function: Reproduction Ch. 11
Mar. 2 EXAM 1  
Mar. 7 NO CLASS  
Mar. 9 Structure and function: Reproduction Ch. 11
Mar. 14 Structure and function: Reproduction Ch. 11
Mar. 16 Structure and function: Locomotion Ch. 7 pp. 123-129
Ch. 21 pp. 445-450
Mar. 21 and 23 SPRING BREAK :)  
Mar. 28 Structure and function: Locomotion
Worksheet #3 (in class)
Read/write assignment #2 due before midnight tonight (see ELMS)
Ch. 7 pp. 123-129
Ch. 21 pp. 445-450
Mar. 30 Structure and function: Locomotion
Worksheet #3 (in class)
Ch. 7 pp. 123-129
Ch. 21 pp. 445-450
Apr. 4 Structure and function: Sensory systems Ch. 9 pp. 162-167
Ch. 14 pp. 293-296
Ch. 21 p. 452
Apr. 6 Structure and function: Sensory systems
Read/write assignment #3 due before midnight tonight (see ELMS)
Ch. 9 pp. 162-167
Ch. 14 pp. 293-296
Ch. 21 p.452
Apr. 11 Structure and function: Water regulation Ch. 10 pp. 198-201
Apr. 13 NO CLASS
Instead,
  1. Watch the recorded lectures on: Parasites and zoonoses
  2. Watch this interview with primatologist Robert Sapolsky toxoplasmosis (watch up to about 20:00)
  3. For a bit more background on this, you can read an additional popular science article that gives some background on the links between toxoplasmosis and human behavioral disorders (optional).
Ch. 28
Apr. 18 Organization of behavior
Worksheet #4 (in class)
Ch. 9 pp. 170-174
Apr. 20 EXAM 2  
Apr. 25 Natural history: Monotremes and Marsupials
Read/write assignment #4 due before midnight tonight (see ELMS)
Ch. 12
Apr. 27 Natural history: Afrotheria Ch. 13 pp. 272-276
Ch. 16 pp. 348-349
Ch. 19
May 2 Natural history: Xenarthra
Natural history: Euarchontoglires
Ch. 13 pp. 276-279
Ch. 15
Ch. 16 pp. 339-346
Ch. 18
May 4 Natural history: Euarchontoglires
Natural history: Laurasiatheria
Ch. 13 pp. 279-286, Ch. 14
May 9 Natural history: Laurasiatheria
Worksheet #5 (in class)
Read/write assignment #5 due before midnight tonight (see ELMS)
Ch. 16 pp. 346-348
Ch. 17
Ch. 20
Ch. 21
May 11 Chef's surprise  
May 18 FINAL EXAM 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM