Bio121 - Environmental Science Zoo 121 Who is this guy? I...

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Environmental Science Zoo 121
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I am Dr. Chris Collins Who is this guy?
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I like to be outdoors
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I am a mammal ecologist ± Sample size I trap small mammals I put radio collars on them I take blood and fecal samples. I test them for diseases (lyme disease) I monitor their survival and activity
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You are here There is only one Earth
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± Some major global  environmental  issues ± The science behind  the issues ± From different  viewpoints ± How they may affect  your life, and the lives  What I want you to know at the  end of the semester
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Skills you should develop by the  end of the semester ± The ability to talk about environmental  issues. ± To be able to interpret the news presented  to you. ± To be able to make wise decisions now and  in the future. ± Shopping decisions ± Voting decisions
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Structure of the Course Issues oriented I’ll lecture some…. …but it will be more fun if  everyone participates. Science and biology emphasized But also  economics ethics (environmental Justice) history
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What I expect from you ± Attendance ± Respect ± ± Cell phones ± Talking ± Reading the paper ± Etc… ± Participation ± TAKING NOTES…as you read and in class as needed
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Lets look at the Syllabus The Grading System # pts each total points % of grade Exams 2 150 300 30 Quizzes & in class Activities 20 20 400 40 writing assignments 2 50 100 10 Final Exam 1 200 200 20 Participation/discussion 50 5.0 Total Points 1000 100
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In Class Assignments…  Group discussions Minute papers “Think-pair-share”
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Readings
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