Office: Moore 237
Office phone: 622-1541
Text: Environmental Science, 8th edition, by G. Tyler Miller, Jr.
|I - Ecological
III - The Human Population
|V - Water
VI - Forests
VII - Sustaining Wild Species
VIII - Air and Air Pollution
Kentucky's Flora & Fauna:
You'll be expected to become familiar with
some of the common plants and animals in Kentucky. The 'list' is provided
(with links) at http://www.biology.eku.edu/ritchiso/kysflorafauna.html.
We will follow the weekly outline in the schedule
below. Our 'online week' begins on Monday (day one) and ends on Sunday
1 - There will be 4 100-pt. exams during the summer, plus an optional comprehensive test.
2 - Exams will include questions from material covered in lecture notes and the text.
3 - Exams will consist of essay questions.
4 - Review questions from the text will be provided for each exam (Exam 1, Exam 2, Exam 3, Exam 4, & Comprehensive Exam).
5 - The comprehensive is optional and can be used
to improve your grade (i.e., you can drop your lowest previous score on
the first 3 exams if you do better on the comprehensive test). The comprehensive
test cannot be used as a substitute for Exam 4. Everyone must take Exam
Grading: Grades will be assigned on the basis of 400 possible
points: 360 - 400 = A, 320 - 359 = B, 280 - 319 = C, 240 - 279 = D, &
239 or less = F.
Mid-term Grade: Your grade at mid-term will be provided with
your score on Exam 2.
Disability Statement: If you are registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please make an appointment with the course instructor to discuss any academic accommodations you need. If you need academic accommodations and are not registered with the Office of Services for Individuals with Disabilities, please contact the Office directly either in person on the first floor of the Turley House or by telephone at (859) 622-1500 V/TTY. Upon individual request, this syllabus can be made available in alternative forms.
|1 & 2||Introduction; Ecological
Principles 1 &
Ecological Principles 2
|Ch. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7|
|June 21||EXAM 1|
|3||The Human Population||Ch. 9|
|4||Environmental Economics & Politics||Ch. 2|
|July 11||EXAM 2|
|5||Water||Ch. 6 (155-165), 12|
|6||Forest, rangelands, parks, & wilderness||Ch. 17|
|July 25||EXAM 3|
|7||Sustaining wild species||Ch. 18|
|July 30||COMPREHENSIVE EXAM|
|8||Air & air pollution||Ch. 10 & 11|
|August 2||EXAM 4|
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