Behaviour in relation to genetics
372 provides an introduction to the field of behavioural genetics.
The course includes an examination of the influence of genetic
variation on human and animal behaviour, and an overview of basic
principles of heredidty, population and quantitative genetics with
respect to behaviour. Social and ethical issues related to human
behavioural genetic research will also be examined.
- PSYCO 105, PSYCO 105, BIOL 207 and one of PSYCO 211 or STAT 151
Plomin, Defries, McClearn & McGuffin: Behavioral Genetics W H
Freeman & Co.; 4th edition
- See detailed schedule on schedule page .
There will be three exams: two mid terms (Oct 1, Oct 31) and
a final (Dec 9).
will be assigned based on three exams, two mid-term exams and a
Each of the two mid-terms are worth 32% and the final is
worth 36% of the final grade.
Final grade will be marked on a
curve, the approximate proportion of final grades is given in
the table below.
interpretation: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Satisfactory,
D+=Poor, D=Minimal Pass, F=Failure
|% of Class
University policy requires a University of Alberta Medical Statement
Form, indicating some incapacitating medical illness or condition, for
students to be excused for missing any exam worth more than 20% of the
final grade (which includes all exams in this course).
doctors do not automatically grant an excused absence. Further
information, and downloadable form available at http://www.ualberta.ca/HEALTHCENTRE/examdeferrals.htm
Students missing exams due to a death in the immediate family will be
required to provide official documentation.
documentation of a near-death experience, the student will have the
weight of their final exam increased to make up for the missed
mid-term. Expect later exams to cover harder material. Please don't
Midterm exam fineprint:
Students are not allowed to have any electronic devices
with them during any of the exams. For example: No CD/MP3 players or
walk-beings, No cell phones (whether or not they do SMS text
messaging), No PDAs (palmpilots, handsprings and the like), No
electronic translation devices, No calculators, No laser pointers.
Also forbidden are: any and all hats, sunglasses, rulers and
protractors, ouija boards, etc. During mid-terms all bags,
purses etc. are to be put that the front of the lecture hall.
All students are to bring to exams is themselves, their pencils,
erasers, sharpeners and Student Cards. Students neglecting to bring
their One cards will be photographed.
- Missed final exam;
deferred final exam:
finals are out of my hands, students missing the final must apply to
their faculty office, or the registrars office for, a deferral.
Deferred finals will be written at 4:30PM, Monday, Feb 23rd, 2004.
Fer crissakes, DON'T MISS THE
- Plagiarism and cheating are serious offences and are
grounds for failure, suspension, or
Cheating: No student shall, in the course of an exam, obtain
information from another student or unauthorized source or have
someone else represent them. It is an equal offence to deliver
information to another student, in any form, in the course of an
exam. Students should refer to page 80 of the 2001/2002 University of
Alberta Calendar (Section 26; Code of Student Behaviour) for a full
description of academic offences. This section can also bo found on
Code of Student Behaviour .
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