This website contains all materials used in BIOL 01104 Section 4, Spring 2019 at Rowan University with Dr. Spielman. This course meets Monday/Wednesday 11:00-12:15 and Thursday 9:30-12:15 in Science Hall 239.
All grading and assignment submissions (unless otherwise stated) will be hosted on Blackboard.
To access the syllabus and schedule, you must use Chrome and be logged in with your Rowan account, NOT a personal account.
View the course syllabus here. This document contains all course policies. When in doubt, check here first.
View the course schedule here. Please note that these dates are subject to change pending course progress. This document will be amended as the semester proceeds to reflect these changes.
Download the regrade form here. This form may be used to request a form regrade on an assignment or exam. Please consult this document for instructions.
Dr. Spielman has two sets of office hours this semester:
On Mondays 12:30-1:30 pm, you can book individual meetings of 10 minutes each to discuss personal logistics. All appoinments must be booked through RSN. If you are unable to attend during this time window but would like to discuss such matters, please email me to schedule a different time. These office hours will be held in Science Hall 201D.
On Wednesdays 2-4 pm, there will be “tutoring-style” office hours where you can come ask any questions about course content. You should assume other students will be in attendance at the same time with you, so this is a great opportunity for study groups. Therefore, to maintain your privacy, I will generally not discuss any personal matters (grades, course performance, etc.) during this time. These office hours will be held in Science Hall 242.
This table provides materials to be used in class, excluding lab and exam days. Note that some materials will span multiple class days, as indicated under “Date(s)”. Additional information for some of the in-class worksheets will be provided during class time. These worksheets are just in-class activities - they are not graded and should not be submitted.
Note that materials are subject to change up until the day of class
|Date(s)||Download Slides||Download Worksheet|
|W 1/23||Academic Integrity Slides||No worksheet.|
|R 1/24 - W 1/30||Scientific Inquiry Slides||Hypotheses and Experimental Design Worksheet and Interpretting Experimental Results Worksheet|
|M 2/4 - W 2/6||Representing Data Slides||Representing Data Worksheet|
|M 2/11 - W 2/113||Evolution, Variation, and Heritability Slides||No worksheet.|
|W 2/20||Modes of Natural Selection||No worksheet.|
|R 2/21||Sexual Selection||Begin working on Blackboard assignment as class worksheet (assignment is in Blackboard -> Content).|
|M 2/25||Adaptive Value, Adaptation, and Exaptation||No worksheet.|
|W 2/27 - R 2/28||Classes Canceled||No worksheet.|
|M 3/4||Fitness and Selection Coefficients||Fitness Worksheet Key|
|W 3/6 - R 3/7||Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium (HWE)||HWE Worksheet HWE KEY|
|M 3/11 and M 3/25||Other Evolutionary Forces||No worksheet|
|W 3/13 - R 3/14||evolfoRces activity||Inclass worksheet and table|
|W 3/27 - R 3/28||Speciation||No worksheet|
|W 4/3 - W 4/10||Phylogenetics||Tree-thinking Challenge
Character Mapping Worksheet
HIV Forensics Worksheet
|M 4/15 - W 4/17||Biogeography||Catbird Biogeography Worksheet
Shrimp Biogeography Worksheet
Brontothere Biogeography Worksheet
|R 4/17||Coevolution and Cospeciation||Continue worksheets from previous class|
|W 4/24 - R 4/26||Origin of Life and the Fossil Record||Link to Extinction Video|
|M 4/29 - W 5/1||Human Evolution||No worksheet|
All assignments, unless otherwise stated, should be submitted on Blackboard. DO NOT SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS VIA EMAIL - EMAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL BE IGNORED.
Note, many labs will make use of Excel. The 2016 Microsoft Office version, which Rowan provides to you for free, will be required to perform many activities. If you need to update your Microsoft Office, follow instructions here.