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EnvHl 565W Class Materials

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
SYLLABUS
COURSE TEXTBOOK
CLASS POLICIES
ASSIGNMENTS
EXAM DATES

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

List, describe and explain: climate, biosphere, biomes, ecosystems, energy flow, trophic levels, nutrient cycles, succession and retrogression.

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Fall 2012


COURSE CONTENTS - SYLLABUS
 
 

Sept 5 -INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Sept 12 Chapter 1 ECOSYSTEMS AND ENERGY FLOW: CHAPTER ONE SLIDES (Note: If file doesn't open immediately, right click on this file and "save target" to a new folder on your desktop. Open the file on the desktop that you have just saved.

Sept 19 Chapter 2 HUMAN POPULATION CHAPTER2 SLIDES (See instructions for Chapter 1)

Sept 26 Chapter 3 ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND FOOD SECURITY CHAPTER 3 SLIDES( See instructions for Chapter 1)

Oct 3 Chapter 4 ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASE CHAPTER FOUR SLIDES (See instructions for Chapter 1)

Oct 3 - Quiz #1 ---- 30 minutes Chapters 1,2, and 3

Oct 10 Chapter 5 TOXICITY AND TOXINS CHAPTER FIVE SLIDES (See instructions for Chapter 1)

Oct 17 Chapter 6 THE TROUBLE WITH PESTS CHAPTER SIX SLIDES (See instructions for Chapter 1)

Oct 24 Chapter 7 EMERGING DISEASES CHAPTER SEVEN SLIDES (See instructions for Chapter 1)

Oct 24 Quiz #2 --- 30 minutes Chapters 4, 5, and 6

Oct 31 Chapter 8 FOODBORNE ILLNESS CHAPTER 8 SLIDES

Nov 7 Chapter 9 WATER AND WASTEWATER CHAPTER 9 SLIDES

Nov 14 Chapter 10 AIR QUALITY AND RADIATION CHAPTER 10 SLIDES

Nov 21 Thanksgiving recess

Nov 28 Chapter 11 SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE CHAPTER 11 SLIDES

Dec 5- FINAL EXAM #3 ----- 90 minutes Chapters 7,8,9,10 and 11


COURSE TEXTBOOK (Click on "course textbook" to take you to CRC press. Type in Living with the Earth to find and order this text.

Author: Gary Moore

Title: LIVING WITH THE EARTH: An Environmental Health Text

Edition: 3rd edition

Publisher: CRC/Lewis Publishers

ISBN #:978-0-8493-7998-7

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CLASS POLICIES

There are three (3) objective, short answer exams. There is NO FINAL EXAM. The course grade is based on the average of the 3 exams. Each exam is worth 33 percent of the final grade. All make-up exams will take place immediately after normal class time (noon} within 1 week after the missed exam. Please plan to provide verification on request.

If you plan to observe a religious holiday not already appearing in the syllabus, notify me 2 weeks in advance in writing and make preparations for a make-up exam.

CLASS ASSIGNMENT

No special assignment

EXAM DATES

There are three (3) objective, short answer exams. The course grade is based on the average of the 3 exams plus the project. All make-up exams will take place immediately after normal class time (noon} within 1 week after the missed exam. Please plan to provide verification on request.

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