CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS: Week of Dec. 3, 2001

Thanks for taking NATS 104!

  • 8th Extra Credit Exercise due Tues., Dec. 4
  • Just TWO lectures left this semester
  • ALL graded & re-graded material must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6.

Questions? contact: Prof. Owen Davis, Gould-Simpson 344

NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Fall Semester, 2001

  • Owen Davis 621 7953 palynolo@geo.arizona.edu
      OFFICE HOURS: M-F 1:00, W 2:00GLD-S 344
  • Melissa Trout mtrout@geo.arizona.edu
      OFFICE HOURS: M 2-3:00 GLD-S 205
  • Dee Robinson dmr@geo.arizona.edu
      OFFICE HOURS: MW 12-1:00 GLD-S 205
  • Brant Wilson bwilson@geo.arizona.edu
      OFFICE HOURS: W 9-10:00 GLD-S 205
  • Lecture, Reading, Workshop and Exam Schedule*

    Lecture Date Lecture Topic Readings          Wksp.Date Workshop Title
    Aug 20 Overview and Organization  
    Aug 22 Nature of Science & Matter p. 44-60 23-Aug 1. CARBON, NUTRIENTS, LIFE
    Aug 27 Matter, Atoms, Molecules & Life p. 53-60  P.U.S. p. 87-100
    Aug 29 Biogeochemical Cycles p. 87-97 30-Aug 2. NUTRIENTS
    Sep 5 Development of Life p. 102-107 6-Sep 3. GEN. MODIFIED CROPS
    Sep 10 Origin of sex - genetics P.U.S. p. 56-76
    Sep 12 Cells and Viruses P.U.S. 103-114 13-Sep 4. CLONING DEBATE
    Sep 17 Genes to Organisms P.U.S. 117-138  
    Sep 19 Mollecular Biology P.U.S. 145-167 20-Sep 5. LIBRARY 1 2
    Sep 24       EXAM #1
    Sep 26 Theory of Evolution D.P. 93-102, P.U.S. 23-30 6. EVOLUTION/DATING
    Oct 1 Evolutionary Trends & Extinction p. 107-112 P.U.S. 30-46  
    Oct 3 Evolution, Extinction & Future p. 113-118 4-Oct 7. HUMAN EVOLN.
    Oct 8 Human Evolution V.R. 185-202  
    Oct 10 Global Climate and Life p. 120-130 11-Oct 8. BIOMES (CLUE LAB)
    Oct 15 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 130-141 Fieldtrip Sa Su Oct. 13, 14
    Oct 17 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 141-149 18-Oct 9. BIODIVERSITY I
    « Oct 22 Aquatic Ecosystems p. 152-170 Fieldtrip Sa Su Oct. 20, 21
    « Oct 24 Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems D.P. 422-448 25-Oct 10. BIODIVERSITY II
    Oct 29       EXAM #2
    Oct 31 Species Interaction & Succession p. 173-185 1-Nov 11. PEER REVIEW OF PAPER
    Nov 5 Species Interaction & Succession p. 186-195 Research Paper (50 pt) due Week of Nov. 5
    Nov 7 Population Dynamics p. 198-209 8-Nov 12. HUMAN POPN. GROWTH I
    Nov 14 Human Population Dynamics p. 238-258 15-Nov 13. HUMAN POPN. GROWTH II
    Nov 19 Risk and Toxicology p. 396-404, 410-415  
    Nov 21 Human Disease p. 404-410, 417-427  no workshops thanksgiving
    Nov 26 Air Pollution and Life p. 427-440  
    Nov 28 Geologic Record, Climate, Life p. 446-450 29-Nov 14. CLIMATE CHANGE
    Dec 3 Greenhouse Warming and Life p. 450-465  
    Dec 5 Ozone Depletion and Life p. 465-473   Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
    12-DecW       EXAM #3 (in BIO W 301) sects. 16, 17, 18, 19   (11:00 AM)
    *IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE:
    Schedule changes will be announced in class on the class listserve and posted on this page.
    THE HELPFUL FOOTNOTE:


    GRADES:

    Lecture Exams (100 pts. ea.) 300 pts.
    Workshop Reports (20 - 50 pts. ea.) 270 pts.
    Student Paper 50 pts.
    Lecture Pop Quizzes (10 pts. best 8 of 10) 80 pts.
    Field Trip Report (50 pts.)   50 pts.
    TOTAL 750 pts.

      A=100-90%   B=89-80%   C=79-70%   D=69-60%

      See the statements on cheating and attendance
    in the class syllabus.

      READ UofAz Code of Academic Conduct

      READ UofAz Code of Academic Integrity

    FIELD TRIP
    Santa Catalina Mountains Vegetation Zones

            Sat. Oct. 13
            Sun. Oct. 14
            Sat. Oct. 20
            Sun. Oct. 21

      Depart 8:00 AM, north side Gould Simpson
      Return before 5:00 PM
      Sign-up sheets will be posted one week before
      LIMIT: 60 persons per day
      Report (50 points) handed in at the end of the field trip.
      Read field trip section in syllabus.


    WORKSHOP SECTIONS:

    LEC 16 (28333) Th 9:-9:50 GLD-S 209 TA: Dee Robinson
    LEC 17 (28335) Th 10:-10:50 GLD-S 209 TA: Dee Robinson
    LEC 18 (28337) Th 12:-12:50 GLD-S 209 TA: Brant Wilson
    LEC 19 (28339) Th 1:-1:50 GLD-S 209 TA: Melissa Trout

    READ Workshop Conduct

    Read workshop section in syllabus.


    LECTURE EXAMS:

      20 - 50 Questions on each exam
      100 Points Total each exam
      Covering readings, lectures, and workshops
      No Comprehensive Final, but 3rd 100 point
         exam will be given during Finals Week

      Read exams section in syllabus.

    LECTURE QUIZZES:

      Unannounced, During Lecture
      10 Points Each
      Best 8 of 10 Scores

      Read quizzes section in syllabus.