Biology 1: History of Biology

T, Th 10-11:50, 301 Gilman Hall

Summer 2004

Dartmouth College

 

Instructor: Michael Dietrich

Email: Michael.Dietrich@Dartmouth.edu                                     Phone: 646-1389

Office: 215 Gilman                                                                                  

Office Hours: T 1-2 or by Appt.  

 

Texts: (Available at Wheelock Books)

Jan Sapp, Genesis: The Evolution of Biology (Oxford University Press, 2003)

Mark Largent, Sourcebook on History of Evolution (Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2004)

 

Evaluation:

Midterm                    30%                 In Class

Participation 10%

Research Project       30%                 See Assignment Handout

Final                           30%                 Take Home

 

Schedule (Subject to Change):

Topic                                                                          Genesis                       Sourcebook

6/24     Th        Introduction

 

6/29    T          Biology Before Darwin                   Ch. 1                           Lyell, 19-27

                                                                                                                        Malthus, 75-86

                                                                                                                        Paley, 87-94

 

7/1      Th       Charles Darwin                                Ch. 2                           Darwin, 97-136

 

7/6      T          The Origin of Species                       Ch. 3 & 6                    Jenkin, 157-165

                                                                                                                        Huxley, 177-183

 

7/8      Th       Social Darwinism                             Ch. 4 & 5                    Spencer, 261-270

                                                                                                                        Carnegie, 271-278

                                                                                                                        Kropotkin, 301-309

 

7/13    T          Cells and States                                Ch. 7 & 8

 

7/15    Th       The Rise of Experimental                Ch. 9 & 10

                        Embryology

 

7/20    T          Mendel and Mendelism                  Ch. 11                         Mendel (online)

                       

7/22    Th       MIDTERM

 

7/27    T          The Invention of Genetics  Ch. 12

 

7/29    Th       Eugenics                                                                                Section V, 323-372

 

8/3      T          The Evolutionary Synthesis           Ch. 13                         Section VII, 393-414

 

8/5      Th       Genes, Germs, and Enzymes         Ch. 14

           

8/10    T          Cold War Genetics                           Ch. 15

 

8/12    Th       From the Double Helix to

                        the Human Genome                       Ch. 16 & 17

 

8/17    T          Evolution at the Molecular

                        Level                                                  Ch. 18

 

8/19    Th       Evolution by Association                Ch. 19

 

8/24    T          Beyond the Individual                     Ch. 20

 

Please Note:

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak to me by the end of the second week of the term, all discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Disabilities Coordinator may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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