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IV. CALENDAR OF READING AND WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS:
SESSION TOPIC ASSIGNMENT
1 Sustainability, Critical Thinking Chapter 1
2 Ecology and Ecosystems Chapters 2-4
3 Populations & Resources 1 Chapters 5-7
4 Resources 2 Chapters 8-10
5 Resources 3 Chapters 11-13
6 Pollution 1 Chapters 14-17
7 Pollution 2 & Environmental and Society 1 Chapters 18-20
8 Environment & Society 2 Chapters 21-23
Oral Presentation will be scheduled by instructor.
VII. DESCRIPTION OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:
QUIZZES – (10% each) most questions can be answered with a few sentences of clear concise
writing. Quizzes will include one essay question, and may have multiple choice and/or, true/false
RESEARCH PAPER – Each student will write a research paper on a topic of personal interest
related to environmental science (10-12 pp., double-spaced, 12 cpi, 1” margins). Be sure to clear
the topic with me before you begin the research. Make sure that you correctly cite references in
the body of the paper (generally, at least once per paragraph) and provide a reference list at the
end of the paper, including URLs for Web sites.
RESEARCH PAPER OUTLINE – The paper outline includes a title, the thesis statement, the
outline itself, and at least 3 references (more are strongly recommended), due by the 4
meeting. Two of the references must be from a scientific journal or book, and the others may be
from periodical articles or WWW sites.