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  1. ESC 110 Introduction To Environmental Science 5 Credits, section A (lecture), 1:30-2:20, Arch 147

  2. Instructors: • Daniel Vogt, Bloedel 258, (dvogt@u.washington.edu) • Darlene Zabowski, Bloedel 204, (zabow@u.washington.edu) • Guest Lecturers

  3. TA's: • Julie Forcier • Ellen Mussman • Bethany Plewe Bloedel Rm 156

  4. Textbook: • Principles of Environmental Science – Inquiry and Applications by Cunningham & Cunningham 2004

  5. Grading: • 25% first exam • 25% second exam • 10% quiz 1 • 10% quiz 2 • 15% field trip • 15% project

  6. Quizzes: • There are two quizzes - Quiz 1 (Jan 20) and Quiz 2 (Feb 24) • The quizzes will be held in class at the regularly-scheduled time (1:30-2:20). • Quizzes will include multiple-choice, matching, and true/false questions with an optional short essay question for extra credit. • Scantron sheets will be provided for the exam but bring your own #2 pencils.

  7. Exams: • There are two exams - Exam 1 (Feb 8) and Exam 2 (Mar 11) • The exams will be held in class at the regularly-scheduled time (1:30-2:20). • Exams will include 30-50 multiple-choice, matching, and true/false questions with a choice of 1 short essay question out of 2. • Scantron sheets will be provided for the exam but bring your own #2 pencils.

  8. Field trip: • Each student will be required to attend one half-day field trip (TBA), and • Answer questions handed out specifically for that field trip. • A report answering these questions will be required within one week.

  9. Project: Options: 1) Research paper 2) Journal of environmental news topics 3) Environmental Service Work

  10. Project • Description of your selected project is due by Jan 18. • Final Projects are due by Mar 1.

  11. E-mail distribution list: • We will set up an email distribution list as soon as we get all of your email addresses. • You will be required to read all emails from us, and we will read all emails from you; use envir110@u.washington.edu • Please include "ESC110" in the subject line of any message to us. We will then consider it a first priority.

  12. Class Website http://soilslab.cfr.washington.edu/esc110/2005winter

  13. Class “help” email address: envir110@u.washington.edu

  14. Environmental Science =? application of all fields of natural science toward solving environmental problems. Laws, ethics, economics, and other aspects of human behavior will play a key role in solving environmental problems.

  15. Environmental Topics • Principles of Ecology, Populations, Biomes & Biodiversity • Environmental Conservation – Forests, Grasslands, Parks, & Nature Preserves • Food, Agriculture and Soils

  16. Environmental Topics • Environmental Health & Toxicology • Water, Air and Earth Resources and Pollution • Energy • Waste and Sustainability • Environmental Ethics & History

  17. ESC 110 Goals • Natural Systems & Humans - - - Integrated! • Humans & Environment = Negative? - - - objective and balanced

  18. ESC 110 Goals • Solutions to Environmental Problems? • Input reduction (conservation of resources) • Efficiency improvements • Reuse & recycle • Substitution • Output management (repair environment) • Remove • Remediate • Restore