NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Fall Semester, 2007
Class Schedule*

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Date Lec & Q Lecture Topic Readings Wksp Intro Wksp Due
Aug 20 m 1 Q Overview and Organization Syllabus    
Aug 22 w 2 Q Nature of Science Q What is Science    
Aug 24 f   Scientific Method (in class) p.3-7 of Wksp 1 Wksp 1  
Aug 27 m 3 Q Atoms, Molecules & Life Atoms & Mollecules    
Aug 29 w 4 Q Biogeochemical Cycles Bio-Geo-Cycles    
Aug 31 f   Experimental Design Orders of complexity Wksp 2 Wkshp 1
Sept 3 m   No Classes - Labor Day      
Sept 5 w 5 Q Origin & Evolution of Life Taxonomy & Origin    
Sept 7 f   Experimental Report   Wksp 3 Wkshp 2
Sept 10 m 6 Q Origin of Sex - Genetics Sex Genetics   $250
Sept 12 w 7 Q Cells and Viruses Cells   AdmD
Sept14 f   Genetically Modified Foods Genes & Oranisms Wks 4 Plasmid pdf Wkshp 3
Sept 17 m 8 Q Genes to Organisms Genes & Oranisms    
Sept 19 w 9 Q Molecular Biology Genes    
Sept 21 f   Debate (in class)   Wks 5 Debate Wkshp 4
Sept 24 m 10 Q Theory of Evolution Darwin    
Sept 26 w   LECTURES 1 -10 Online Practice D2L Practice Old Quizzes a b
Sept 28 f   100 pt. EXAM #1 assigned seating    
Oct 1 m 11 Q Evolutionary Trends & Extinction Macro Micro Evolution    
Oct 3 w 12 Q Evolution, Extinction & Future Macro Micro Evolution    
Oct 5 f   Library Resources - Scientific Writing   Wks 6 pdf Wkshp 5 pdf
Oct 8 m 13 Q Human Evolution Human Evol.    
Oct 10 w 14 Q Global Climate and Life Climate    
Oct 12 f W Human Evolution   Wks 7 pdf Wkshp 6 pdf
Oct 15 m 15 Q Terrestrial ecosystems Ecosystems    
Oct 17 w 16 Q Terrestrial biomes Biomes    
Oct 19 f   Biomes   Wks 8 pdf Wks 7 pdf
Oct 22 m 17 Q Aquatic Ecosystems Aquatic    
Oct 24 w 18 Q Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems pdf   gta RENATA
Oct 26 f   TERM PAPER (peer review, in class)   Wks 9-10 pdf Wks 8 pdf
Oct 29 m 19 Q Species Interaction & Succession Ecology    
Oct 31 w   LECTURES 11 - 19 Online Practice D2L Practice Old Quizzes a b
Nov 2 f   100 pt. EXAM #2 assigned seating Improve score Wks 9 pdf
Nov 5 m 21 Q Population Dynamics Popn. Ecol.   gta SARAH
Nov 7 w 22 Q Human Population Dynamics Human Popn.    
Nov 9 f   Biodiversity   Wks 11 pdf Wks 10 pdf
Nov 12 m   Veterans Day observed - no classes      
Nov 14 w 23 Q Risk and Toxicology Risk    
Nov 16 f   Human Population       Wks 12 pdf Wks 11 pdf
Nov 19 m 24 Q Human Disease Disease   gta BRIDGET
Nov 21 w 25 Q Air Pollution and Life Pollution Term Papr FINAL DRAFT
Nov 22-25   Thanksgiving recess      
Nov 26 m 26 Q Climate Change Climate Ch   gta KEVIN
Nov 28 w 27 Q Greenhouse Warming and Life Greenhouse    
Nov 30 f   Greenhouse Warming and Life Greenhouse Semester TCE Wks 12 pdf
Dec 3 m 28 Q Ozone Depletion and Life Ozone    
Dec 5 w   LECTURES 20 - 28 Online Practice D2L Practice Old Exams a b
Dec 10 m   11:-12:00 100 pt. EXAM #3 assigned seating    
  Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
*IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE:
THIS SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE - it will be updated - (revision Aug 9 2007).

THE HELPFUL FOOTNOTE:
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Antevs/nats104/indschedsp07.html
8/9/07 OKD