Course Schedule

Table 1: Full Schedule for Fall 2002
Table 2: Assignment Due Dates
Table 1
 

Date

Modules

Assignment(s)

Due Date
Week 1 #One 

Modules are located under Course Content in WebTycho

Subject
Environmental Science


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 1: Basic Issues in Environmental Sciences 
Chapter 2: Thinking Critically about the Environment 

Goldfarb, Sources, 
Chapter 2.1. "The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis" 
Chapter 1.3 "A Sand County Almanac: and Sketches Here and There" 
Chapter 16.2 "The Ethics of Respect for Nature." 

Carson, Silent Spring, 
Read the ENTIRE text by week 14.
There will be no further reminders and you will need the information for quizes and the final exam. 

Jaffe, And No Birds Sing, 
Read the ENTIRE text by week 14.
There will be no further reminders and you will need the information for the paper and the final exam. 

Internet Readings
Chapter 2 in the text written by James Lovelock entitled "What Is Gaia?" at 
http://www.magna.com.au/~prfbrown/gaia.html

"Environmental Philosophies" review 12 perspectives at http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Philosophy/philosophy_articles.html

Self Assessment
Module 1: Questions 1-24. 
Participate in the "Start Here"online conference. 

Homework
Begin Assignment #1 ("Environmental Worldview")

Semester begins Tuesday, 
September 4, 2002 

Week 1: 
Sunday, Sept. 1 - Saturday, Sept. 7

Week 2 #One Subject
Basic Ecology


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 6: Ecosystems and Ecological Communities 
Chapter 7: Biological Diversity and Biogeography 
Chapter 9, Pages 174 - 182: Earth's Biomes 

Goldfarb, Sources, 
Chapter 3.1 "Homage to Sata Rosalia, or Whay Are There So Many Kinds of Animals" 
Chapter 3.2 "Great Ideas in Ecology for the 1990's" 
Chapter 10.1 "The Current State of Biological Diversity" 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 1 "Introduction: What Are Ecosystem Services?" 
Chapter 3 "Valuing Ecosystem Services: Philosophical Bases and Empirical Methods" 

Internet Readings
Read the Articles under the Biodiversity topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

Self Assessment
Module 1: Questions 25-36. 
Participate in the "EP1: Environmental Philosophy" online conference. 

Homework
Submit Assignment #1 ("Environmental Worldview") 
to WebTcho Assignments Folder 
Begin Assignment #2 ("Killer Whales")

Sunday, Sept. 8 - 
Saturday, Sept. 14
Week 3 #One Subject
Ecosystem Function


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 8: Bilogical Productivity and Energy Flow 
Chapter 9: Succession and Restoration: How Ecosystems Respond to Distrubance 

Goldfarb, Sources, 
Chapter 1.1 "The Mountains of California" 
Chapter 1.2 "The Fight for Conservation" 
Chapter 2.2 "The Closing Circle: Nature, Man and Technology" 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 6 "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning" 

Internet Readings
Read Abbott's thoughts under the Biodiversity topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

Self Assessment
Module 1: Questions 37-50. 
Participate in the "TS1: Trophic Structure" online conference. 

Homework
Submit Assignment #2 ("Killer Whales") 
to WebTcho Assignments Folder 
Begin Assignment #3 ("Tigers")

Sunday, Sept. 15 - 
Saturday, Sept. 21
Week 4 #Two Subject
Population 1


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 5: The Human Population as an Environmental Problem 
Chapter 10: World Food Supply 

Goldfarb, Sources, 
Chapter 2.3 "The Population Bomb" 
Chapter 2.4 "The Tragedy of the Commons" 

Internet Readings
Kindall, "Constraints on the Expansion of the Global Food Supply" in 
Ambio, vol. 23, no. 3, 1994 at 
http://dieoff.org/page36.htm

Self Assessment
Module 2: Questions 1-19. 
Participate in the "PG1: Population Explosion" online conference. 

Homework
Submit Homework Assignment #3 ("Tigers") 
to WebTcho Assignments Folder 
Begin Homework Assignment #4 ("Populations")

Sunday, Sept. 22 - 
Saturday, Sept. 28
Week 5 #Two Subject
Population 2


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 11: Effects of Agriculture on the Environment 
Chapter 13 - 
Section 13.2: Deforestation: A Global Dilemma 

Goldfarb, Sources, 
Chapter 11.1 "Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The 
Global Politics of Population Control" 
Chapter 11.3 "How Many People Can The Earth Support?" 
Chapter 13.2 "The Pesticide Conspiracy" 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 7 "Ecosystem Services Supplied by Soil" 
Chapter 8 "Services Provided by Pollinators" 
Chapter 9 "Natural Pest Control Services and Agriculture" 

Internet Readings
Read the Articles and Profs  thoughts under the Population Growth topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

Self Assessment
Module 2: Questions 20-35. 
Participate in the "PG2: Population Growth" online conference. 

Homework
Continue working on Assignment #4 ("Populations")

Sunday, Sept. 29 - 
Saturday, Oct. 5
Week 6 #Two Subject
Energy
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 16: Fossil Fuels and the Environment 
Chapter 17: Alternative Energy and the Environment 

Recommended reading
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 15: Energy: Some Basics 
Chapter 18: Nuclear Energy and the Environment 

Internet Readings
"Biogeochemical Cycles" at 
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html#BioGeoChemicalCycles8

Read the Articles under the Energy topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

Self Assessment
Module 2: Questions 36-50. 
Participate in the "Quiz #1: Energy" online conference 

Homework
Submit Assignment #4 ("Populations") to WebTcho Assignments Folder 
Post your answers for the Energy Quiz tothe online conference area as a main topic 
Read and comment on two other students postings

Sunday, Oct. 6 - 
Saturday, Oct. 12
Week 7 #Three Subject
Water & Pollution


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 19: Water Supply, Use, and Management 
Chapter 20: Water Pollution and Treatment 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 11 "Freshwater Ecosystem Services" 
Chapter 18 "Water Quality Improvements by Wetlands" 

Internet Readings
Read about "Watersheds"at http://www.epa.gov/watertrain/watershedmgt/index.html

Read about watershed planning by reviewing "The Use of Ecological Risk Assessments in a Watershed Context" 
http://www.coastalzone.com/pubabs/WLRAhtml/WLRA8_00/sld001.htm

Read the Articles and Abbott's thoughts under the Watersheds topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

Self Assessment
Module 3: Questions 1-19. 
Participate in the "Quiz #2: Watersheds" online conference. 

Homework
Complete "Watersheds" Questions #1-4, a self-directed exercise in Botkin/Keller pages 435-436. 
Post your answer to the Watersheds Quiz as a main topic in the online conference. 
Read and comment on two other students postings

Sunday, Oct. 13 - 
Saturday, Oct. 19
Week 8 #Three Subject
Air & Pollution 1


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 21: The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming 
Chapter 22: Air Pollution 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 12 "The World's Forests and Their Ecosystem Services" 

Internet Readings
Read the Articles and Abbott's thoughts under the Global Warming topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

"Climate Models: How Reliable are Their Predictions?" http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/fall95/mod.html

Self Assessment 
Module 3: Questions 20-32. 
Participate in the "GW1: Global Warming" online conference. 

Homework
Begin Assignment #5 ("Global Warming")

Sunday, Oct. 20 - 
Saturday, Oct. 26
Week 9 #Three Subject
Air & Pollution 2


Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 24: Ozone Depletion 

Goldfarb: Sources, 
Chapter 9.2 "Ozone Diplomacy: New Directions in 
Safeguarding the Planet" 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 5 "The Interaction of Climate and Life" 

Recommended Reading
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 23: Indoor Air Pollution 
Chapter 14: Environmental Health and Toxicology 

Internet Reading
Read the Articles and Abbott's thoughts under the Ozone Depletion topic at 
http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsc361/Articles/Table.htm

"The Driving Forces of Global Change" at 
http://www.aag.org/HDGC/www/intro/units/unit1/html/unit1frame.html

Self Assessment
Module 3: Questions 33-50. 
Participate in the "OD1: Ozone Depletion" online conference. 

Homework
Conitnue work on Assignment #5 ("Global Warming")

Sunday, Oct. 27 - 
Saturday, Nov. 2
Week 10 #Four Subject
Endangered Species 1
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 12: Wild Living Resources: Plentiful and Endangered 

Internet Readings
Marine and Environmental Education and Research, "Endangered Species and Conservation: Legislative Milestones" at 
http://www.meer.org/chap6.htm

"Roots of Common Attitudes towards Wildlife Conservation" at 
http://www.meer.org/chap2.htm

Self Assessment
Module 4: Questions 1-12. 
Participate in the "GW2: Unintended Consequences" online conference 

Homework
Submit Assignment #5 ("Global Warming") to WebTycho Assignments Folder

Sunday, Nov. 3 - 
Saturday, Nov. 9
Week 11 #Four Subject
Endangered Species 2
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 13.4: Parks and Preserves 
Chapter 26.6: Bringing Nature into the City 
Chapter 13, Page 283: Environmental Issue - 
"How Does Fragmentation of Tropical Forests Contribute to Habitat Destruction?" 
Chapter 29, Page 633: Environmental Issue - 
"What is the Impact of Introduced Species?" 

Internet Readings
"Impacts of Introduced Species in the United States" at http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/vol2no2/article2.html

CONSEQUENCES: "The Case of the Missing Songbirds" at 
http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/vol3no1/songbirds.html

Giongo and Bosco-Nizeye, "A Study of Visitor Management in the World's 
National Parks and Protected Areas" at 
http://www.ecotourism.org/textfiles/wallace.txt

Self Assessment
Module 4: Questions 13-18. 
Participate in the "GW3: Adaption Rates" online conference 

Homework
Work on Paper

Sunday, Nov. 10 - 
Saturday, Nov. 16
Week 12 #Four Subject
Marine Protection
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 13 - 
Section 13.5: Ocean Food Webs 
Section 13.6: Fisheries 
A Closer Look 13.1: The Peruvian Anchovy Fishery 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 10 "Marine Ecosystem Services" 
Chapter 15 "Impacts of Marine Resource Extraction 
on Ecosystem Services and Sustainability" 
 

Internet Readings
Marine and Environmental Education and Research, "Introduction" at 
http://www.meer.org/chap1.htm

Marine Protection & Sustainability at http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/gnsci361/Articles/Art - Marine Sustainability.htm

Rothschild, "How Bountiful are Ocean Fisheries?" at 
http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/winter96/oceanfish.html

Which Fish are Overfished? at 
http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/fish/gwhichfi.asp

Self Assessment
Module 4: Questions 19-24. 
Participate in "Quiz #3: Ocean Waste" online conference 

Homework
Complete "Watersheds" Questions #1-4, a self-directed exercise in Botkin/Keller pages 435-436. 
Post your answer to the Watersheds Quiz as a main topic in the online conference. 
Read and comment on two other students postings

Complete "Ocean Waste / Marine Protection" Questions, a self-directed exercise in Botkin/Keller, Chapter 27, Pages 589-590: Environmetal Issue: Should we dispose of Waste in the Ocean? 
Post your answers for the Critical Thinking Questions #1-3 on Ocean Waste / Marine Protection as a main topic - Quiz #3 - in the online conference. 
Comment on two other student postings

Sunday, Nov. 17 - 
Saturday, Nov. 23
Week 13 #Five Subject
Environmental Planning 1
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 26: Urban Environments 
Chapter 27: Waste Management 

Internet Readings
"CONSEQUENCES: Do We Still Need Nature?" at 
http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/vol3no1/biodiversity.html

"Conflicts in Conservation" at 
http://www.meer.org/chap9.htm

Self Assessment
Module 5: Questions 1-11. 
Participate in "EP1: Urban Sprawl" online conference 

Homework
Chapter 26, Pages 569: Environmetal Issue: How Can Urban Sprawl Be Controlled? 
Answer Critical Thinking Questions #1-4 and post your answer for Question #4 to the Environmental Planning online conference. 
Comment on three other student postings

Sunday, Nov. 24 - 
Saturday, Nov. 30
Week 14 #Five Subject
Environmental Planning 2
Text Readings
Botkin/Keller, Environmental Science, 
Chapter 25: Environmental Economics 
Chapter 29: Environmental Impact and Planning 

Daily, Nature's Services, 
Chapter 16 "Ecosystem Services in Subsistence 
Economies and Conservation of Biodiversity" 

Carson, Silent Spring, 
The ENTIRE text should be completed.

Jaffe, And No Birds Sing, 
The ENTIRE text should be completed.

Internet Readings
McCool, "Linking Tourism, The Environment, and Concepts of Sustainability: Setting the Stage" at 
http://www.ecotourism.org/textfiles/mccool.txt

Wilderness Awareness Training Module, "Managing Wilderness as a Resource" at 
http://www.wilderness.net/carhart/manual/aware/waapph.pdf

Healy, "Market Research for Tourist Crafts" at 
http://www.env.duke.edu/faculty/healy/CRAFT_1.html

Self Assessment
Module 5: Questions 12-20.
Participate in "ATP: Ask the Prof..." online conference 

Homework
Review term paper instructions to ensure full credit. 
Put the final touches on the paper. 
Submit paper to Webtycho Assignments folder.

Sunday, Dec. 1 - 
Saturday, Dec. 7
Week 15 #Five Self Assessment
Module 5: Questions 20-25. 

Homework
Prepare for the Final Exam: 
Review the course readings 
Review ALL of the course module self-assessments. 
Review the Environmental Science Terms and Definitions listed at CoastalZone.org 
http://coastalzone.com/webcourse/courses.htm#env1300

FINAL EXAMINATION
May be taken during a one week period from
Thursday, December 12 - Thursday, December 19.

ALL EXAMS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER Than 
Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 5PM.

Check to make sure the Proctor or Testing Center has the correct address for the Instructor:

Thorne Abbott 
N.R. Planner 
Division of Fish &Wildlife 
Lower Base 
PMB #4162 
POBox #10002 
Saipan, MP 96950 
CNMI via USA 
Telephone: 670-664-6025 
Fax: 670-664-6060
RELAX! ENJOY! and Congratulate yourself on a well-earned, well learned 6 credits. 

Good Luck on the Final and in the Future !!!

Sunday, Dec. 8 - 
Saturday, Dec. 14 

Semester ends Thursday, December 19, 2002. 
 

Table 2
 
wk  Dates Conf# Conference Topic  Homework Assignment 
Due at the end of the week 
(i.e. Sunday PM)
1: Sept. 4 - 7 "Start Here" Environmental Science
2: Sept. 8 - 14 EP1 Environmental Philosophy Basic Ecology Homework #1: 
Environmental Worldview
3: Sept. 15 - 21 TS1 Trophic Structure Ecosystem Function Homework #2: Killer Whales
4: Sept. 22 - 28 PG1 Population Explosion Population Homework #3: Tigers
5: Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 PG2 Population Growth Population
6: Oct. 6 - 12 QZ1 Quiz #1: Energy Energy Homework #4: Population
7: Oct. 13 - 19 QZ2 Quiz #2: Watersheds Water & Pollution
8: Oct. 20 - 26 GW1 Global Warming Air & Pollution
9: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2 OD1 Ozone Depletion Air & Pollution
10: Nov. 3 - 9 GW2 Unintended Consequences Endangered Species Homework #5: 
Global Warming
11: Nov. 10 - 16 GW2 Adaption Rates Endangered Species Comment on Papers
12: Nov. 17 - 23 MP1 Quiz #3: Ocean Waste Marine Protection Comment on Papers
13: Nov. 24 - 30 EP1 Urban Sprawl Environmental Planning Comment on Papers
14  Dec. 1 - 7 ATP "Ask the Prof..." Environmental Planning Submit Final Paper
15  Dec. 8 - 14 Complete, postmark, and mail the Final Examination 
NO LATER than Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 5PM.
Final Exam

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