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NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Spring Semester, 2003
Class Schedule

READINGS: Textbook Starr. Basic concepts in BIOLOGY. 5th ed. Brooks/Cole
Workshop Notes: Are available at the ASUA Bookstore with the textbook.
Lect. Date Lecture Topic Readings Wksp. Date Workshop Title
1 Jan 15 Overview and Organization  
Jan 20       MLK Holiday
2 Jan 22 Nature of Science & Matter p. 2-16 Jan 23 1. CARBON, NUTRIENTS
3 Jan 27 Matter, Atoms, Molecules & Life p. 20-32, 34-43
4 Jan 29 Biogeochemical Cycles p. 521-530 Jan 30 2. NUTRIENTS, LIFE
5 Feb 3 Development of Life p. 292-301
6 Feb 5 Origin of sex - genetics p. 132-33, 152-67 Feb 6 3. GEN. MODIFIED CROPS
7 Feb 10 Cells and Viruses p. 50-59, 70-72
8 Feb 12 Genes to Organisms p. 190-198, 201-210           Feb 13 4. CLONING DEBATE
9 Feb 17 Molecular Biology p. 222-3, 232-4
Feb 19       EXAM #1    Example Feb 20 5. LIBRARY xxxLINKSxxx
10 Feb 24 Theory of Evolution p. 238-258
11 Feb 26 Evolutionary Trends & Extinction p. 260-6, 272-286 Feb 27 6. EVOLUTION/DATING
12 Mar 3 Evolution, Extinction & Future p. 406-415
13 Mar 5 Human Evolution p. 398-403 Mar 6 7. HUMAN EVOLN.
14 Mar 10 Global Climate and Life p. 532-9, 554-5
15 Mar 12 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 512-519, 541-547 Mar 13 8. BIOMES (CLUE LAB)
Mar 15-23       Spring Break
16 Mar 24 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 541-547
17 Mar 26 Aquatic Ecosystems p. 548-555 Mar 27 9. BIODIVERSITY I
18 Mar 31 Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems p. 302-308
Apr 2       EXAM #2    Example Apr 3 10. BIODIVERSITY II
19 Apr 7 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510
20 Apr 9 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510 Apr 10 11. PEER REVIEW OF PAPER
21 Apr 14 Population Dynamics p. 461-469
22 Apr 16 Human Population Dynamics p. 470-476 Apr 17
 Research Paper in Workshop, Apr. 17   Fieldtrip Sa Su Apr. 26, 27, May 3, 4
23 Apr 21 Risk and Toxicology p. 518 TBA
24 Apr 23 Human Disease p. 310-325, 454-455             Apr 24
25 Apr 28 Air Pollution and Life p. 560-561 TBA
26 Apr 30 Geologic Record, Climate, Life TBA May 1
27 May 5 Greenhouse Warming and Life p. 526-7  
28 May 7 Ozone Depletion and Life p. 562   Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
Fri. May 9   EXAM #3   11 - 12:00 a.m.   (in ILC 150)   Example  
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