BIOL 300

Welcome to the BIOL 300 January 2009 course webpage.  This page contains all the necessary course materials so make sure to check this page regularly.  This main page lists my contact info, a course schedule and any important announcements.  Above you can find links to pages containing lecture notes, assignments, practice exercises and exam information.


- Here is a short list of how to write up your lab report.

- The second assignment is posted under the assignments link.

- The first assignment is posted under the assignments link.

- The Midterm will be held on Wed. Feb 25th during regular lecture time.

- Here is the "shell population data": from the Labs.  It is in JMP format.

- Labs will not begin until the week of January 12th

TA Office Hours

Monday 12:00 in BIOSCI 1411
Friday 1:00 in BIOSCI 1411

Course Syllabus

Topics Covered Sections in Text
 Jan. 5-9 Types of Variables, Samples vs. Populations,
Summarizing Distributions
 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.2, 2.4, 2.6,
 Jan. 12-16  Summarizing Distributions, Probability  continued from above
 Jan. 19-23  Probability  5.1-5.9
 Jan. 26-30  Binomial and Poisson Distrubutions  8.5, 8.6
 Feb. 2-6  Normal Distribution and the CLT  7.1, 10.1-10.8
 Feb. 9-13  Normal Distribution and the CLT, Proportions
 Feb. 23-27  Midterm on Wed 25th, sampling distribution of a proportion
 Mar. 2-6  Hypothesis tests and Confidence intervals for Proportions  4.1-4.3, 6.1-6.7, 7.1-7.4
 Mar. 9-13  Finer details of hypothesis testing  6.3-6.6
 Mar. 16-20  Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for means  11.1-11.4, 12.1-12.3, 12.6
 Mar. 23-27  Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)  15.1-15.4
 Mar. 30-Apr. 3 Chi-Squared test of independence/contingency analysis   8.2-8.4, 9.1-9.3
 Apr. 6-8 Correlation and Regression  17.1, 17.5


Mike Marin

Office: LSK 374


Office Hours

Office hours will be held by appointment.  Just send me an email and we can set up a time that is convenient for both of us.... generally mon/wed/fri are best for me when I am not in class lecturing for another class.

Course Assessment

Assignments/Lab Reports  20%
Midterm Exam                  30%
Final Exam                       50%  (must pass to pass course)   

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