GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION PART
Section .002 Lecture meets in SSS100, MWF11:00-11:50 am
Office Hours: 4-4:45 MW, 10:00-10:47 MW, 3:00-3:43 F or make an appointment via email
Environmental Science: A Global Concern, 6th Ed.
W. P. Cunningham and B. W. Saigo. 2001. McGraw-Hill Co., Inc.
Course Purpose: To provide students with the fundamentals of
human-environmental interaction; a grasp of how these interactions create
problems; and how the elements of social, technological, and personal
choices combine to overcome them.
1) To understand the interconnections among Earth's biota, humans
and their societies, and the environment.
2) To understand the global nature of environmental problems.
3) To understand the meaning of conservation.
4) To understand the problems of resource scarcity and pollution
conservation measures attempt to control.
5) To understand the programs, policies, and practices designed
control environmental efforts.
6) To understand the basic issues, trade-offs, and controversies
spawned by conservation efforts.
7) To understand the need for developing a conservation ethic.
8) To understand the structure of environmental rhetoric and be able
critically evaluate the quality, accuracy, and
completeness of information
used by both sides of a given environmental
Course Prerequisites: An open and inquisitive mind.
Grade Components: Please note: All students must
complete all three tests, the "Garbology" and the
"Second" assignment to receive a passing grade.
Grading: The final letter grade
will be based on points awarded for the grading components shown
below. Final grades will be assigned based on a normal distribution
curve where: A ³ 90%, A- = 89%, B+ = 88%, B =
87%-80%, B- = 79%, C+ = 78%, C = 77%-70%, C- = 69%, D+ = 68%, D 67%-60%, D-
= 59%, F < 59%.