Honor System

Course Topics




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

Course Points

  • Mini-reviews = 25% (Due dates: February 10, April 19, 11am)
  • Group mapping assignments = 25% (Due dates: February 22, April 5, 11am)
  • Exam 1 = 25% (distributed March 1, due March 8, 11am)
  • Final Exam = 25% (distributed May 3, due Tuesday, May 10, 12pm, noon)

Group assignments: As a group member you will complete a molecular mapping and QTL analysis assignmenst. Due dates: February 22, April 5.

Mini-reviews: Each student will collaborate with another student to write to write two mini-reviews. The first review will be a narrative about a crop species. This review will address the history of the species from an evolutionary, agronomic, and molecular perspective. In addition, you will prepare a review regarding the cloning and analysis of an wheat disease resistance genes. These assignments are available on the class WWW site by clicking on this link: Mini-reviews. Due dates: February 13, April 21.

Exams: The mid-term and final exam will be take home exams. You can use any resource to answers the questions, but you must do all of your own work. You cannot discuss the exam with any other individual. The two exams will be worth 100 points each. Because the course builds on previous materials, the final exam will require that you understand all the course material.