Borrett BIO 366 Spring 2010 - Ecology Syllabus Bio 366...

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Unformatted text preview: Ecology Syllabus Bio 366, Spring 2010 Stuart R. Borrett Course Description and Goals BIO 366 introduces the fundamental principles of ecological science and is one of the five core courses of the biology and marine biology B.S. at UNCW. Through your experiences in BIO 366, you will have the opportunity to achieve the following course goals : • Develop a “Sense of Wonder” (R. Carson) for the natural world; • Understand the principles of ecological science and their applications; • Use and interpret data to evaluate ecological hypotheses; • Develop your critical thinking, analytical, and quantitative skills; • Practice professional behavior; and • Become more effective, self-assessing, and self-directed learners. What are your personal goals for this course? • What do you want to know and be able to do by the end of this course? • Do you feel prepared to achieve these goals? • How will you attempt to achieve these goals? Faculty Goals My goals for this course are best stated by Ebert–May and Tsao ( 2007 ) as follows: • As a facilitator I will encourage and create a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged in the process of scientific thought and reasoning. • I will guide your development toward higher-order thinking and reasoning skills so you can successfully explore and demonstrate achievement of each of the goals above. Course Time and Location This class is scheduled to meet from 5:00 pm–6:15 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays in Dobo 134. 1 Ecology Spring 2010 Contact Information Stuart R. Borrett Office: Friday Hall 1057 Office Phone: 910.962.2411 Email : [email protected] Office Hours: Open or by appointment I will respond to email as soon as possible, but please allow 24 hours for a response. If you require a faster response you may call my office phone. Also, please include bio366 in the subject line. Failure to do so may result in substantially longer response times. Materials and Readings Clickers For this course you will need a TurningPoint audience ResponseCard RF Keypad , which are available from the bookstore ($40 new; $30 used; Figure 1). This tool will be an essential component of our class meetings as we will use them for polling and daily quizzes that are part of your course participation. We will begin using these the Audience Response System (ARS) next on Monday, Figure 1: Turning Point audience ResponseCard RF Keypad January 11. Before class, you will need to purchase your Response Card and register the card onJanuary 11....
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