NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Spring Semester, 2004
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 14 Overview and Organization  
Jan 19       MLK Holiday
2 Jan 21 Nature of Science p. 2-16 Jan 20,22 1. CARBON, NUTRIENTS
3 Jan 26 Atoms, Molecules & Life p. 20-32, 34-43
4 Jan 28 Biogeochemical Cycles p. 521-530 Jan 27,29 2. NUTRIENTS, LIFE
5 Feb 2 Development of Life p. 292-301
6 Feb 4 Origin of sex - genetics p. 132-33, 152-67 Feb 3,5 3. GEN. MODIFIED CROPS
7 Feb 9 Cells and Viruses p. 50-59, 70-72
8 Feb 11 Genes to Organisms p. 190-198, 201-210        Feb 10,12 4. CLONING DEBATE
9 Feb 16 Molecular Biology p. 222-3, 232-4
Feb 18       100 pt. EXAM #1    Example Feb 17,19 5. LIBRARY xxxLINKSxxx
10 Feb 23 Theory of Evolution p. 238-258         drop /W
11 Feb 25 Evolutionary Trends & Extinction p. 260-6, 272-286 Feb 24.26 6. EVOLUTION/DATING
12 Mar 1 Evolution, Extinction & Future p. 406-415
13 Mar 3 Human Evolution p. 398-403 Mar 2,4 7. HUMAN EVOLN.
14 Mar 8 Global Climate and Life p. 532-9, 554-5
15 Mar 10 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 512-519, 541-547 Mar 9,11 8. BIOMES (CLUE LAB)
Mar 13-21       Spring Break
16 Mar 22 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 541-547
17 Mar 24 Aquatic Ecosystems p. 548-555 Mar 23,25 9. BIODIVERSITY I
18 Mar 29 Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems p. 302-308
Mar 31       100 pt. EXAM #2    Example M 30 A 1 10. BIODIVERSITY II
19 Apr 5 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510
20 Apr 7 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510 Apr 6,8 11. PEER REVIEW OF PAPER
21 Apr 12 Population Dynamics p. 461-469  
22 Apr 14 Human Population Dynamics p. 470-476 Apr 13,15 12. HUMAN POPN. I
Research Paper Due
23 Apr 19 Risk and Toxicology p. 518 TBA Fieldtrip Sa,Su   Apr. 17, 18 140
24 Apr 21 Human Disease p. 310-325, 454-455       Apr 20,22 13. HUMAN POPN. II
25 Apr 26 Air Pollution and Life p. 560-561 TBA Fieldtrip Sa,Su   Apr. 24, 25  112
26 Apr 28 Geologic Record, Climate, Life TBA Apr 27,29 14. CLIMATE CHANGE
27 May 3 Greenhouse Warming and Life p. 526-7
28 May 5 Ozone Depletion and Life p. 562   Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
Mon. May 10       100 pt. EXAM #3   11:-12:00 a.m.   (in ILC 120) Example  
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