WELCOME TO LIFE ON EARTH
Before class, be sure to have read the materials in the schedule for today. All reading materials are online. The logon words are in the first lecture. You are responsible for all the instructions in the syllabus, so pay close attention to it, particularly the grading scheme. You will gain credit for being in your assigned seat. Locate your seat and be sitting it after the first lecture.
Welcome to Life on Earth!
01/09/13


ASSIGNED SEATING
The seating chart will not be revised until online drop-adds have ended. Until then, you need not be in your assigned seat to be given credit.
01/16/13


BRING SEED EXPERIMENT
To get credit for workshop 1, and credit for your seedling report, you must show your bag with growing seeds to your GTA. BRING IT TODAY! Wed 23

Quiz 3-4
The D2L bug has been fixed and the questions with images are now showing the images correctly. If you missed any questions due to this bug, email me and I your reset your Quiz 3-4 attempt with the missing image.

Syllabus
Note that a correction has been made in the Syllabus regarding submission of your writing exercises. Submit your papers to the D2L dropbox as instructed (link), not directly to TurnItIn.
01/23/13


Seedling Report Submissions
251 seedling reports have been submitted. Late-submission requests have been trickling in.
Seedling-report submissions cannot be graded unless deposited in the D2L dropbox. Late submissions start at 1 point off for each of the first 3 days, two points for the fourth day, then five points per day for the following 9 days, deducted at 1:00 PM each day.
TurnItIn
01/28/13


Upcoming Debate
This Fridays Workshop 2 has 5 multiple-choice questions on D2L plus a 5-point hand-in due at the beginning of Workshop 3 Friday 2/8/13. Wks 3 is a DEBATE on Genetically-Modified foods. In order to attempt Wks 3 on D2L, you must participate in the GM foods debate.
RedCircle01/30/13


Debate Wks 3
If you missed the debate, you'll need to check with your GTA about scheduling a make-up.
Exam 1
Exams cannot be excused without 2 weeks advance notice (syllabus). Very few practice exams have been taken as of 10:00am 2/11/13. To do well, do as many practice exams as possible -- at least 10, taking time to look up missed answers in the notes and readings. Keep taking practice exams until you get the grade you need, twice in a row, separated by 30 minutes.
02/11/13
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Exam 1
Congratulations class of Spring 2013! There were 3 perfect 100's; The average score was 74% "C." There were 51 "As" There were 56 "Bs" There were 60 "Cs" There were 44 "Ds" and 43 "Es."
02/15/13


From Sarah I
Sahelanthropus chadensis
Who's this? Click Here
3/1/13


YDNA - MitoDNA
  • Homo sapiens heidelbergensis 1.0 - 0.5 Ma
    • Huts 600,000 yr
    • archaic Homo sapiens 0.5 - 0.2 Ma
      • mitochondrial Eve 0.2 Ma & Y-chromosome Adam 0.09 Ma
NO! YDNA = 0.33 MA

03/06/13


TUMAMOC HILL Extra Credit
From to 5 "absences" (1-10 pts) may be excused depending to how "biological" vs "human-cultural" the photo is, and it's quality: In focus... Instructions: In the D2L dropbox, you must claim copyright, and must give me (Owen Davis) permission to display your image in GEOS170C. link

03/06/13 THANK YOU: Students here today (or absent with "Dean's excuses") will be permitted to "bank" credits they get for future absences. Otherwise, the credits only apply to absences accrued on or before this date.

03/08/13

Extra Credit
OOPS! Several students got no credit for their submissions to D2L.
To get credit,
  1. the picture must be from TUMAMOC HILL, and submitted in the D2L dropbox
  2. in the D2L dropbox, you must give written permission to Owen Davis to use the picture in GEOS170C
  3. in the D2L dropbox, you must write that took the picture yourself

      03/18/13

PAPER 2: due 5/12/13
Your paper cannot have 10 words or more, without quotation marks and citation, that occur in the same sequence in any other written document. And any two sequences containing 18 words or more, separated by three or less words, that match previously written words will be considered plagiarism, unless the copied words are in quotations followed by a citation. example instructions p.4
03/22/13


EXAM 2 Friday
  1. attempt online Practice Exam 2 at least once and look up the answers to questions you miss.
  2. take D2L practice exam 2 until you get the score you want two times in a row
Scientific Misconduct:
In the News Internet Hoax
03/27/13


EXAM 2
& Semester Grades

 X2  SM  Grade
 82 35 A
 51 71 B
 30 50 C
 26 29 D
 32 43 E
Scientific Misconduct
04/03/13


Extra Credit & Attendance
For one week only, D2L grades will have temporary columns on the far left for the Tumamoc photo extra-credit excused absences (1-5), and your current number of attendance credits (maximum 58 points as of 3/29/13).
4/4/13
ABSENCES
4/22/13


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