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ENVS 010-09, CSUS, Spring 2007 :: calendar

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Date and Week Subject Assignments Due Pages to be read
Sound science 
1/29  1M     Introduction - Scientific Method and the role of science 1-20
2/05 2M Library research on scientific literature Hand-out
2/12  4M What they are        24-80
  How they change; Mechanisms of Species Adaptation   84-100
2/19  5M Ecosystem Responses to Disturbance  Assignment 1. Due 101-114
  Mechanisms of Population Equilibrium   101-114
The Human population
2/26  6M Dimensions   122-143
  Population and development   150-172
Renewable resources
3/05  7M Water: Hydrologic cycle and human use  176-202
  Soil: Foundation for land ecosystems   206-228
3/12  8M Wild species and biodiversity              260-284
  Ecosystem Capital: Use and restoration    

Midterm overview             

3/19  9M Midterm
3/26- 4/01 Spring Break    
4/02 10M Energy from fossil fuels

Assignment 2. due

  Nuclear power and renewable energy   349-403
Pollution and prevention
4/09   11M Environmental hazards and human health  


  Pollution, prevention, disposal, and recovery   466-537
4/16   12M The atmosphere: Climate, climate change, and ozone depletion   539-571
  Atmospheric pollution  




Economics, public policy and a sustainable future
4/23  13M Economics and public policy   607-633
  The Endangered Species Act & single species conservation   Hand-out
4/30   14M Ecosystem Management   Hand-out
  Biodiversity and invasive species

Assignment 3. due


5/07  15M Habitat restoration  


  Sustainable communities and lifestyles          


5/14  16W Conclusions/Review

Extra Credit due

5/19 - 5/25

Finals Week

Final Tentatively: 05-21-2007  5:30 - 6:30 PM
last updated: 04/07/2007
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