NATS 104: LIFE ON EARTH
Spring Semester, 2007
Class Schedule
(tentative*)

READINGS: Textbook Discover Biology (third edition). by Cain, Damman, Lue and Yoon (2007), Norton Publ.
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# Date Lecture Topic Readings Workshop
1 Jan 10 w Overview and Organization Syllabus  
  Jan 12 f Scientific Method (Definition DUE in class) p.3-7                   Lec Intro.WK 1
Jan 15 No Classes - MLK Day
2 Jan 17 w Nature of Science Chap.1 p.3-15  
  Jan 19 f Orders of Complexity (p.5 DUE begin class) Lec WK 2
3 Jan 22 m Atoms, Molecules & Life Chap.4 p.69-89  
4 Jan 24 w Biogeochemical Cycles p.455-458, 473-477  
  Jan 26 f Ecological Systems (Final Report DUE begin class) Lec Intro.WK4
5 Jan 29 m Origin & Evolution of Life   $250 30th p.28-35, 361-364  
6 Jan 31 w Origin of Sex - Genetics Chap.10 p.187-201  
  Feb 2 f Genetically Modified Foods (DUE beginning of class) Exercises Calculator WK 4 fig
7 Feb 5 m Cells and Viruses p.7-13, p.39-48  
8 Feb 7 w Genes to Organisms Chap.8, p.207-219  
  Feb 9 f Debate (Pro&Con due start, Eval. at end) Debate WK 5
9 Feb 12 m Molecular Biology       Feb 12 Darwin's Day p.230-235, p.246-257  
10  Feb 14 w Theory of Evolution Chap.16, p.302-311  

Feb 16 f Review for LECTURES 1 - 10 Review a b
GTAs Feb 19 m       100 pt. EXAM #1   assigned seating
11_BB Feb 21 w Evolutionary Trends & Extinction Chap.17, p.326-334  
  Feb 23 f Library Resources - Scientific Writing Introduction WK 6 pdf
12 Feb 26 m Evolution, Extinction & Future p.339-350, p.365-373  
13 Feb 28 w Human Evolution p.D2-D9 (aft.p.377)  
  Mar 2 f Human Evolution password needed WK 7
14_MM Mar 5 m Global Climate and Life   withdraw 6th   Chap.20 p.380-385  
15 Mar 7 w Terrestrial ecosystems sp96 p.385-393, 432-434  
  Mar 9 f Biomes   Spring Break pdf
Mar 10-18 No Classes - SPRING BREAK  
16 Mar 19 m Terrestrial ecosystems Chap.20 p.385-388  
17 Mar 21 w Aquatic Ecosystems Chap.20 p.388-393  
  Mar 23 f Review LECTURES 11 - 17 2ndExam Review a b
Mar 26 m       100 pt. EXAM #2     Example a b
18_MM Mar 28 w Dinosaurs & extinct ecosystems [pdf]  
  Mar 30 f Biodiversity   WK 8 pdf
19 Apr 2 m Species Interaction & Succession Chap.22 p.415-427  
20 Apr 4 w Species Interaction & Succession Chap.23 p.434-442  
  Apr 6 f (peer review) TERM PAPER FIRST DRAFT DUE   WK 9 pdf
21 Apr 9 m Population Dynamics Chap.21 p.398-407  
22_RD Apr 11 w Human Population Dynamics p.397-398, p.407-409  
  Apr 13 f Human Population       WK 10 on D2L
23 Apr 16 m Risk and Toxicology [pdf]  
24_BB Apr 18 w Human Disease [pdf]  
  Apr 20 f Climate Change REVISED TERM PAPER FINAL DRAFT DUE WK 11 on D2L
25 Apr 23 m Air Pollution and Life [pdf]  
26 Apr 25 w Geologic Record, Climate, Life [pdf]  
27 Apr 27 f Greenhouse Warming and Life p. 473-478 [pdf] WK 12 on D2L
28 Apr 30 m Ozone Depletion and Life LDC [pdf]  
  May 2 w Review LECTURES 18 - 28 3rdExam Review a b  
May 7 m   100 pt. EXAM #3  11:-12:00 (in HARV 150)
  Wkshp. Glossary & Bibliography
*IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE:
THIS SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE - it will be updated - (revision Jan 8 2007).

THE HELPFUL FOOTNOTE:
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Antevs/nats104/indschedsp07.html
1/8/07 OKD