課程資訊
課程名稱
演化生物學
Evolutionary Biology 
開課學期
103-1 
授課對象
生命科學院  生態學與演化生物學研究所  
授課教師
胡哲明 
課號
EEB5035 
課程識別碼
B44 U1420 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期三2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
生科4A 
備註
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總人數上限:80人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1031evolution 
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課程概述

Evolutionary biology is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary subject in biological sciences. It provides the insights and meaning for the phenomenon of the living world surrounding us. This course is designed to introduce the general concepts in evolutionary biology, including theories, models, and experimental evidences. Students are highly recommended to take genetics or equivalent subjects before taking this course. Students are required to participate the discussions after the lectures, some of the materials require extra works after the class. Several homework assignments will be distributed during the semester. 

課程目標
The aims of this courses are to let students understand the concepts and theories of evolutionary biology. 
課程要求
Prerequisite of the course: Biology, and Genetics or equivalent.
Students are required to setup an Zuvio account at (http://n2.zuvio.tw/index.php/user/login) and bring your laptop or smart phone to the class. Information about setup Zuvio account can be found at http://n2.zuvio.tw/promotion_page/IRS.htm. Students can also request tablet computers in advance. Please make sure that your computer or cell phone is fully charged before coming to lectures.
[Language] All course materials will be provided in English, so are the examinations and homework. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: by appointment 
參考書目
Textbooks:
Evolution by Nicholas H. Barton, Derek E. G. Briggs, Jonathan A. Eisen, David B. Goldstein, Nipam H.
Patel (CSHL Press; 2007)
Evolution by Mark Ridley (Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd edition 2003)
Evolutionary analysis by Scott Freeman and Jon C. Herron (Benjamin Cummings; 4th edition, 2007)
Evolution by Monroe W. Strickberger (Jones & Bartlett Publishers; 3rd edition, 2000)
Evolution: An introduction by Stephen Stearns and Rolf Hoekstra (Oxford University Press, USA; 2nd
edition, 2005)

Others:
Zimmer, C. 2001. Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. HarperCollins Publishers, USA. (Carl Zimmer is an
excellent journalist and a two-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of
Science's Science Journalism Award. Students are recommended to read the original English edition
although a Chinese edition is available.)
PBS Evolution website (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution)
A website with links and interactive content that incorporated with its famous Evolution series.
"Understanding evolution" website from University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology
(http://evolution.berkeley.edu)
Learning resources including Evolution 101 and Resource Library.
 
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待補 
評量方式
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課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
9/17  Introduction
Variation (Ch 8, 9) 
第2週
9/24  Genetic drift (Ch 10) 
第3週
10/01  The genetic theory of natural selection (Ch 11,12) 
第4週
10/08  Midterm exam 1 
第5週
10/15  Introduction: evolutionary biology (Ch 1) 
第6週
10/22  The tree of life (Ch 2);
Patterns of evolution (Ch 3) 
第7週
10/29  Evolution in the fossil record (Ch 4);
A history of life on earth (Ch 5) 
第8週
11/05  The geography of evolution (Ch 6);
Debate 1 
第9週
11/12  The evolution of biodiversity (Ch 7);

Debate 2 
第10週
11/19  Phenotypic evolution (Ch 13);
Evolution of life history (Ch 14);

Debate 3 
第11週
11/26  Sex and reproductive success (Ch 15);
Conflict and cooperation (Ch 16)
Debate 4 
第12週
12/03  Midterm exam 2 
第13週
12/10  Evolution and development (Ch 21) 
第14週
12/17  Evolution of genes and genomes (Ch 20) 
第16週
12/31  The evolution of interactions among species (Ch 19) Macroevolution (Ch 22) 
第17週
1/07  Debates 5, 6, 7 
第18週
1/14  Final exam 
第15-1週
12/24  Species (Ch 17) Speciation (Ch 18)