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NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Spring Semester, 2005
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           Week Of Workshop Title
1 Jan 13 Overview and Organization  
Jan 17       MLK Holiday
2 Jan 19 Nature of Science p. 2-16 Jan 17 1. CARBON, NUTRIENTS
3 Jan 24 Atoms, Molecules & Life p. 20-32, 34-43
4 Jan 26 Biogeochemical Cycles p. 521-530 Jan 24 2. NUTRIENTS, LIFE
5 Jan 31 Development of Life p. 292-301
6 Feb 2 Origin of sex - genetics p. 132-33, 152-67 Feb 1 3. GEN. MODIFIED CROPS
7 Feb 7 Cells and Viruses p. 50-59, 70-72
8 Feb 9 Genes to Organisms p. 190-198, 201-210 Feb 7 4. CLONING DEBATE
9 Feb 14 Molecular Biology p. 222-3, 232-4                     Feb. 12 Darwin's Day
Feb 16       100 pt. EXAM #1     Example a b Feb 14 5. LIBRARY xxxLINKSxxx
10 Feb 21 Theory of Evolution p. 238-258         drop /W
11 Feb 23 Evolutionary Trends & Extinction p. 260-6, 272-286 Feb 21 6. EVOLUTION/DATING
12 Feb 28 Evolution, Extinction & Future p. 406-415
13 Mar 2 Human Evolution p. 398-403 Mar 1 7. HUMAN EVOLN.
14 Mar 7 Global Climate and Life p. 532-9, 554-5
15 Mar 9 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 512-519, 541-547 Mar 7 8. BIOMES (CLUE LAB)
Mar 14-18       Spring Break
16 Mar 21 Terrestrial ecosystems p. 541-547
17 Mar 23 Aquatic Ecosystems p. 548-555 Mar 21 9. BIODIVERSITY I
18 Mar 28 Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems p. 302-308
Mar 30       100 pt. EXAM #2     Example a b Mar 28 10. BIODIVERSITY II
19 Apr 4 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510
20 Apr 6 Species Interaction & Succession p. 494-510 Apr 4 11. PEER REVIEW
21 Apr 11 Population Dynamics p. 461-469  
22 Apr 13 Human Population Dynamics p. 470-476 Apr 11
23 Apr 18 Risk and Toxicology p. 518 TBA  
24 Apr 20 Human Disease p. 310-325, 454-455 Apr 18
25 Apr 25 Air Pollution and Life p. 560-561 TBA  
26 Apr 27 Geologic Record, Climate, Life click [HERE] Apr 25
27 May 1 Greenhouse Warming and Life p. 526-7
28 May 4 Ozone Depletion and Life p. 562     LDC   Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
Fri. May 13       100 pt. EXAM #3   11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon   (in ILC 120)     Example a b  
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