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Fall 2018-2019
* EEB 211 / MOL 211 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Life on Earth: Chaos and Clockwork of Biological Design

Joshua Akey
Andrew P. Dobson
James L. Gould
Sarah D. Kocher
Katherine M. Sullivan

An examination of how life evolved and how organisms function. Design--'intelligent' and otherwise--will provide a unifying theme. Why do some microbes produce slime and others do not? Why are males brightly colored in some species, but in others females are the showy sex? Why do humans have knees that fail whereas horses and zebras do not? These and other 'why is it so' questions related to the origin and history of life, genetic code, biochemistry, physiology, morphology and body plans, sex and reproduction, cooperation, and ecosystems will be explored. This course is required of all EEB majors and fulfills a requirement for medical school.

Sample reading list:
See instructor,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading assignments in textbook and lab manual.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Lab Reports - 40%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Other information:
Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Lectures will be Monday and Wednesday, and design problems and interactive discussions will take place after a break during the latter portion of the 80-minute lecture period. The "hands-on" laboratory component of the course will include multi-week, theme-based open-ended laboratory investigations as well as field trips to local sites in the Princeton area and the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21076 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Frick Chemistry Laboratory   B02   Enrolled:145 Limit:200
21075 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:18 Limit:20
21081 B02 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Guyot Hall   176   Enrolled:16 Limit:20
21077 B03 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:20 Limit:20 Closed
21078 B04 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Guyot Hall   176   Enrolled:19 Limit:20
21079 B05 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:14 Limit:20
21082 B06 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Guyot Hall   176   Enrolled:8 Limit:20
21083 B07 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:15 Limit:20
21080 B08 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Guyot Hall   176   Enrolled:12 Limit:20
21084 B09 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Guyot Hall   175   Enrolled:13 Limit:20
21085 B10 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm W   Guyot Hall   176   Enrolled:10 Limit:20
24152 B99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled