Lecture Log/Plan, ENSC 101

 

Fall 2015


Following is a rough schedule of course topics in ENSC 101. Anything more than a few weeks out is subject to change. Schedules will be discussed in class before they appear here. As the semester goes on, the “log/plan” line will move down, separating a log of what we have actually done from the plan of what is coming up.


Sep 2: Introduction to this class -- the course outline in one day.


Sep 4: Drop/Add day issues, adjusting your schedule. Environmental Problems


Sept 7: No Class, Labor Day


Sept 9: : Attitudes toward environment. Environmental Self-quiz introduced.


Sept 11: Finish attitudes to environment.


Sept 14: Scientific method.


Sept 16: Discussion of Paper 1 assignment and writing.Scientific literature, publication.


Sept 18: Conservation laws. Time, rate of change.  Mass cycles in general, carbon and water cycles in detail. Ch. 2. Environmental Self-quiz due.


Sept 21: Asst. Dean Buchanan: Academic Strategies


Sept 23: Visit from Writing Center. Water cycle, Carbon cycle


Sept 25: Energy Balance 1,


Sept 28: Nature of the atmosphere, radiation, the sun. Ch. 13,14

        

Sept 30: Library visit, meet in Morris Library 114


Oct 2:  Reference searching, Finish Energy Balance

  

Oct 5:  Lead and Ozone.


Oct 7:  Ozone, Montreal Protocol


Oct 9: Energy Imbalance


Oct 12: Deep Time 1 2


Oct 14: Deep Time 3, Evolution


Oct 16:  Evolution, Climate zones


Oct 19: Biomes and climate


Oct 21: First test. Ch. 1, 2, 13, 14, 3, 4


Oct 23:  Climate models


Oct 26:  First paper due. Go over first test. Back to Carbon.


Oct 28: Curriculum plan worksheet


Oct 30: Climate change projections and impacts.


Nov 2: Go over first test


Nov 4: Introduce second paper. Impacts of climate change.


Nov 6: introduction to environmental policy


Nov 9:  Policy and economics in the environment.


Nov 11:  Population.


Nov 13:  Second test, Part 2 of Ch. 14, and Chapters 5, 6, & 7


Nov 16: Registration issues, Assistant Dean Nina Buchanan


Nov 18: Library visit, meet in Morris Library 114


Nov 20: Go over 2nd test.


Nov 23, 25, 27: No class, Thanksgiving break


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Nov 30:  Soil, Agriculture


Dec 2: Agriculture, Food, Energy


Dec 4: Energy, especially renewables.


Dec 7:  Energy Treaties


Dec 9: Water, Cities, Other resource issues


Dec 11:  Closer. Second paper due.


Dec (Finals week) Third test. Chapters 15, 16, 12 (Freshwater)


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