I've made good progress on outlining the lecture and lab schedules (http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/eeb348/schedule.php and http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/eeb348/lab-schedule.php respectively). The schedules should, however, be regarded as tentative. Nora and I haven't had a chance to discuss them yet. You should also know that I haven't touched the Overview page yet. In particular, the grading scheme outlined there isn't the one I expect to follow, but I should have a final version1 of the Overview and schedule ready by the end of this week.
I mentioned yesterday that you'll need to register for EEB 5895, section 9 in addition to EEB 5348. What I failed to mention is that you're going to need a permission number from me to register for EEB 5895. Drop me a line at email@example.com. Don't worry if it takes me a while to respond. As you may know, in addition to being a faculty member in EEB, I am Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of The Graduate School. So long as you plan your schedule around EEB 5895 as well as EEB 5348, we have plenty of time to get you enrolled.
If you are visiting this page before registering for EEB 5348 in Spring 2015, I congratulate you on planning ahead. I also want to let you know that in addition to registering for EEB 5348, you should register for EEB 5895, section 9. That's a 1-credit special topics course that will be the "lab" for the course. That's where you'll get hands-on experience with the software you'll need to do the projects assigned during the course.
I'll be checking the class roster for both courses periodically and sending e-mails to anyone who hasn't signed up for both, but if you happen to see this message and sign up for both from the start, it will save us both a bit of trouble.
Thank you for a great semester. If you are traveling over the holidays, travel safely. And whether you're traveling or staying close by, have a wonderful holiday season.