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Grade Scale

  • A = 100-90
  • B = 89-80
  • C = 79-70
  • D = 69-60
  • F = 59 and below

Course Points

  • Homework, Vocabulary = 5% (Due: Septemeber 1, 2017)
  • Homework, Paper review = 20% (Due: September 29. 2017)
  • Exam 1 = 25% (October 13, 2017)
  • Class Project = 25% (Due: November 17, 2017)
  • Exam 2 = 25% (December 11, 2017;10:30 am)

Homework: You will have one homework assignment: to compare the sequences of grass genomes. Go to the "Homework" to download that assignment.

Class Project: You will be assigned a class project that involves the analysis of a large data set. You will receive your specific assignment during the third week of class. At the same time you will be assigned a project partner. It will be your responsibility to 1) determine the nature of the data; 2) determine how these data should best be ordered; 3) determine the appropriate software for the analysis of the data; 4) obtain that software from the developer of the software; 5) evaluate the data; and 6) prepare a report. NOTE: Graduate students will be required to analyze two data sets.

Exams: Exams 1 and 2 will be worth 100 points. The exams will be a primarily be essay questions. All exams will be cumulative, but the emphasis will be on the most recent material.