Honors Seminar on History of Life
Honors 301T - Prof. Eernisse
California State University, Fullerton
Schedule
Fall 2014
Schedule Number 19771
Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:45 HUM 124

Provisional Lecture and Readings Outline
All chapter references are to either
An Introduction to Biological Evolution (BE; provided as handouts),
Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea (EV; provided as handouts),
or the 5th Edition (2013) of History of Life (HOL; see below)
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WEEK DATE LECTURE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
1 Aug 26
Aug 28
Introduction to Evolution and the History of Life
Evolution of Evolution (Handout: BE Ch. 1, pp. 3-14)

BE Ch. 1: 1-10
2 Sep 2
Sep 4
Time (Handouts: BE Ch. 2, pp. 17-30; and EV Ch. 3, pp. 57-71)
Heredity (BE Ch. 3, pp. 33-47; and EV Ch. 4, pp. 73-86)
BE Ch. 2: 1-13 and EV Ch. 3:1-5
BE Ch. 3: 1-14 and EV Ch. 4:1-7
3 Sep 9
Sep 11
The Origin of Life (Essay Assignment 1 Available)
Earth’s Earliest Life (Cladogram Assignm 1 Available Here)
HOL Ch. 1
HOL Ch. 2
4 Sep 16
Sep 18
Sex and Nuclei: Eukaryotes
The Evolution of Animals

HOL Ch. 3
HOL Ch. 4
5 Sep 23
Sep 25
Presentations on Fossils (Essay Assignment 1 due)
Cambrian Explosion (and Phylogenetic Analysis, Cladogram Assignm 1 Due)

HOL Ch. 5
HOL Ch. 5
6 Sep 30
Oct 2

Review
Midterm 1

Review above Review Questions
BE 1-3, EV 3-4, Fossils, HOL 1-5
7 Oct 7
Oct 9
Life in a Changing World and Extinction
Changing World (cont.)/The Early Vertebrates
HOL Ch. 6
HOL Ch. 6
(cont.) HOL Ch. 7
8 Oct 14
Oct 16

The Early Vertebrates (Cladogram Assignm. 2 Available)
Tetrapods & Amniotes (Land plant hand-out distributed)

HOL Ch. 7 and select an animal
HOL Ch. 9
9 Oct 21
Oct 23
Leaving the Water (Guest Discussion Leader - Dr. Sandquist)
Reptiles and Thermoregulation (Guest Discussion Leader - Dr. Sandquist)
HOL Ch. 8
HOL Ch. 10
10 Oct 28
Oct 30
Triassic Takeover
Dinosaurs (Cladogram Assignm. 2 Due)
HOL Ch. 11
HOL Ch. 12
11 Nov 4
Nov 6

Midterm 2 (LaBrea Tarpits Field Trip Assignment Distributed)
Evolution of Flight and The Modernization of Land and Sea

HOL Chs. 6-12
HOL Ch. 13 - Ch. 14

12 Nov 11
Nov 13
Veterans Day - No Class
The Origin of Mammals & The End of (Non-Avian) Dinosaurs
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HOL Ch. 15 - Ch. 16
13 Nov 18
Nov 20
Cenozoic Mammals: Origins, Guilds, and Trends (Student-led Discussion)
Geography and Evolution (Student-led Discussion)
HOL Ch. 17
HOL Ch. 18
  Nov 24-29 Fall Break - No Classes  
14 Dec 2
Dec 4

Primates (Student-led Discussion)
Evolving Toward Humans (Student-led Discussion)

HOL Ch. 19
HOL Ch. 20
15 Dec 9
Dec 11
Life in the Ice Age (Assignment TBA)
Review
HOL Ch. 21
HOL Chs. 13-21
Finals Dec 18 Final Exam (Approx. 1/2 Units 1&2; 1/2 Unit 3)  2:30-4:20 HUM 124

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