This is your information page for course Biology 307 at San Diego State University taught by Dr. Mark Sussman. Various resources, weblinks, and other information pertinent to the class will be available on this website.
Class related information (click on the text to download):
Contact information for Dr. Sussman:
Mark Sussman, Ph.D. SDSU Heart Institute and Biology Department Life Sciences North, room 426 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182 fax: (619) 594-2610 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (please type "Bio 307" in the subject of your e-mail) Tiny URL for this website: http://tiny.cc/bio307
This is the syllabus of the course explaining the goals, topics to be covered, and my basic policies.
General schedule of
Remember, the schedule of classes is a general format - the order and pace can and will undoubtedly be modified throughout the semester depending upon how fast or slow we go in the lectures..
Adding or "crashing" the course: Please see this link here that explains the procedure I use for students wishing to crash the class. I will do my best to add as many students as possiblewithout getting in trouble with SDSU fire safety or seating limitations.
Websites of interest:
Desmond Morris information page
Tim Birkhead home page
Richard Dawkins home page
Websites related to classroom lecture topics:
in our DNA?
(related to Lecture #2 on "Why is Sex Important?")
advantage of sex
(related to Lecture #2 on "The Red Queen")
"Superheroes of Sex" (from the History Channel starring SDSU's own Professor Sussman
(related to Lecture #20: Sperm, Ejaculates, and Ova)
Web Article Links (not necessarily the views of the webmaster or SDSU, but some provocative food for thought):
Basics of animal reproduction
Sex lives of insects
Sex for Memes' sake
Evolutionary oddities: duck sex organ, lizard tongue
Cockerels dole out sperm with precision
Sexual reproduction and high mutation rates
Fluorescent feathers give parrots added allure
"Sexually antagonistic" bugs evolve new weapons
How Sex Works
Images and videos:
Research journal articles (pdf format for downloading):