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Essay topics and dates

This is how assessment was organized in 2006. Details will probably be changed by the course organizer of the next course. 50% of the assessment of this course is based on two essays that will be written during the course. Everybody will get exactly one week for writing each of these two essays. The topics of the essays will be announced on this page.


Essay groups

To remove any possible confusion about essay groups, please note that

  • Essay Group 1 = Group A
  • Essay Group 2 = Group B
  • Essay Group 3 = Group C

Each group will write two essays. These groups may be subdivided into subgroups to avoid large numbers of people writing essentially similar essays.


Essay dates

Each topic will be announced on this webpage early in the morning on the Wednesday before the relevant lecture (to give you a head start). You will then have to hand in the corresponding 1000 word essay at 12.00 noon on the Wednesday after the lecture in the Ashworth General Office (Kings Buildings, Uni Edinburgh) to Pat Dougall (Pat.Dougall AT ed.ac.uk, Tel. (0131) 650 5464).


Essay 
Group 
Lecturer 
Get papers
Hand-in deadline
Topic
Discussion
1ADC4 Oct 2006
13 Oct 2006 (exception)
Evolution of inbreeding and outbreeding20 Oct 2006
2BDC11 Oct 200618 Oct 2006Evolution of separate sexes20 Oct 2006
3CLL25 Oct 20061 Nov 2006
Evolution of sex10 Nov 2006
4ASW1 Nov 20068 Nov 2006Sex allocation10 Nov 2006
5B + C
BC15 Nov 200622 Nov 2006Sex determination1 Dec 2006
--BC15 Nov 200622 Nov 2006Sex determination1 Dec 2006

The key papers for essay 1 (Group A) are here.
The key papers for essay 2 (Group B) are here.
The key papers for essay 3 (Group C) are here.
The key papers for essay 4 (Group A) are here.
The key papers for essay 5 (Group B+C) are here.

Ask the next course organizer for the next deadlines.

 

Discussions

It is important for everyone to come prepared to the discussions.
Everybody must come with 

at least one question

about each of the two essay topics
that are to be discussed in a session.

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