Biology of Sex
Biology 055


Tentative Lecture Schedule

 

DATE

LECTURE

CHAPTER

 

1

9/01

Introduction

 

9/03

Mating Systems

B.o.S. pg 8-12, 22-27

 

2

9/08

Evolution & Natural selection

Evidence for Evolution Handout

9/10

Evolution & Natural selection

Natural Selection Handout

 

3

9/15

Evolution & Natural selection

 

9/17

Sex & Species Concept

 

 

4

9/22

Exam 1

 

9/24

Monogamy

B.o.S. pg 22-27

 

5

9/29

What is Sex? Definition of biological sexes

Handouts

10/01

Asexual Reproduction

Virgin Birth Handout

 

6

10/06

Why Sex? Evolution of Sexual Reproduction

Passion’s Logic Handout

10/08

Bacteria “Sex”

Trilions of Microbes Handout

7

10/13

Sex Differences & Sexual Dimorphism

B.o.S. pg 39-44

10/15

Sex Differences- Hormones

 

8

10/20

Sexual Conflict: Battle of the sexes

Handout

 

10/22

Exam 2

B.o.S. pg 5

9

10/27

Parasitoids

Consuming Passions Handout

 

10/29

Sexual Selection

Breasts & Other Curves Handout

10

11/03

Sexual Selection

 

 

11/05

Intrasexual Competition: Scrambles & Endurance Rivalries

B.o.S. pg 19-21

11

11/10

Intrasexual Competition: Competitions  & Strength Signals

B.o.S. pg 6

 

11/12

Intrasexual Competition: Alternate Competitions

Ecology of Abortion & Infanticide Handout

12

11/17

Exam 3

 

 

11/19

Sperm Competition

B.o.S. pg 2, 13-18, 19-21

13

11/24

Sperm Competition

Sperm Competition Handout

 

11/26

HOLIDAY

 

14

12/01

Female Choice

B.o.S Pg. 13-18

 

12/03

Communication

Smelling Handout

15

12/08

Student Presentations

 

 

12/10

Student Presentations

 

16

12/15

Final Exam Tues 11:50-1:50 pm

 

B.o.S.= Battle of Sexes

          

             



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