The course has been designed to minimize on-campus time
to make maximum use of the time that is spent on campus. For this
reason, it is imperative to attend all of the sessions
indicated below. If you have prior plans that conflict with ANY of
the scheduled meetings, I recommend that you do not take the course at
Chalkboard sessions cover topics or approaches that work better
in class than online. They also provide a chance for students to get to
know each other.
|SUMMARY of In-Class Meeting Times|
All meetings are 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
|Thursday, May 29
|Thursday, June 19
|Thursday, June 26
The work in this class follows a weekly rhythm, according to the
chapter numbers of the text book. Note that some chapters are not
work schedule below indicates each week by the Monday date. Within each
week, work must be done as described below. Students are welcome to log
in on evenings, mornings as long as the comple the work within each
weekly time frame. Students should plan to login several times each
week -- almost daily is best. We will cover two to three chapters each
Each exam covers the chapters listed above it, plus recycled
questions from prior exams, as described in the syllabus.
|Weekly Schedule of Topics|
(Mondays are shown)
to be discussed
NOTICE: We skip some chapters!
Due dates: quizzes -- papers -- discussion
Each due date is "NLT" meaning "no later than" midnight on the date specified.
Students are encouraged to complete each task much earlier.
Each Chapter Forum -- where the real work takes place --
is open from Monday through the following Sunday.
Please do not wait until Sunday night to participate, though!
Orientation May 29
Includes classmate photos!
Chapter 0: The Story of Stuff (not in Cutter/Renwick)
||Chapter 0 paper due Mon June 2
Chapter 1: Natural Resources
Chapter 1 Quiz due Thur June 5
Chapter 3: Environmental Ideology
Chapter 3 Quiz due Thur June 5
Chapter 1 & 3 discussion forums open June 2 through June 8
||Chapter 1 paper due Mon June 9
Chapter 4: Ecology
Chapter 5: Population
Chapter 6: Food & Agriculture
Chapter 4, 5, and 6 discussion forums open June 9 through June 22
Chapter 4 Quiz due Mon Jun 23
Chapter 5 Quiz due Mon Jun 23
Chapter 6 Quiz due Mon Jun 23
Chapter 5, 6, 7 discussion forums open June 16 through June 22.
12: Global Climate
Chapter 12 Quiz due Wed June 25
Chapter 12 forums open June 23 through June 27.
(Note -- ends Friday, not Sunday.)
EXAM DUE MONDAY, JUNE 30
(Will be available Thursday evening June 26 through Monday.)
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