Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday October 1


Please read the assigned sections of the Nick Jans book, The Glacier Wolf, and post a reading question in the comments section here prior to class on Thursday. As I announced in class today, we'll skip the assigned reading by Bill Sherwonit.

Two other reminders:

1) you should be working on your notebooks (and you should remember to bring these to class everyday).

2) you should also read the yellow sheet that I distributed in class today describing your writing assignment for this portion of the course. I'll go over this in more detail on Thursday, but it'd be good if you could come with questions.

I'm looking forward to hearing the best arguments about Grizzly Man.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday September 24

Before Thursday's meeting in the lecture hall, you should re-read the short selection from the Appleton's travel guide we discussed on the boat, as well as the selection in the reading packet from Sherry Simpson's The Accidental Explorer. After finishing these reading assignments, you should post one reading question about either text in the comments selection below. Think of your question as a means to start a conversation. That is, ask a question that would require some thought to answer. Be sure, also, to include your name in your post; it's helpful, finally, if you can put your section number next to your name.

See you Thursday,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Assignment for Th Sept 17, 2009

It was great to be out on the boat with all of you over the weekend.

REMINDER 1: This week's reading assignments are 1) Chapter 2 in On Becoming a Biologist and 2) The Nature of Violence in the Best American Science and Nature Writing book. Be sure to post one question from each of these readings before 3 AM on Thursday (Sept 17).

THURS Sept 17: On Thurs. we will meet in our individual classrooms by sections. Please be prepared to discuss the readings, including Plastic Ocean. Bring your notes, ideas, and comments.

REMINDER 2: Your Marine Food Web Assignment is due on Sept 22 (Tues). With it, submit the peer-reviewed article you located on a topic related to your Species Expert handout. Include a paragraph summarizing the key points of the peer-reviewed article as part of your food web submission including one sentence on why you selected that specific article and the most interesting thing you learned from it. Please use a heading above that paragraph: "Summary of Peer-reviewed article."

Have a good week.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

It was great meeting with you all today.

As discussed in class, for this week your assignment is to read 1) Plastic Ocean in your Best American Science and Nature Writing text, and 2) the Preface, Acknowledgements, and first ½ of Chapter 1 in On Becoming a Biologist (through p. 20). By 3:00 am on Tues (Sept. 8) (or as soon as you like) you will post a question from your reading of Plastic Ocean at this blog site.

I look forward to working with you all this semester.

Beth Mathews

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

UAS Humanities 120: Introductions


Over the course of the semester, we will ask you to post a series of thought-provoking questions about the course readings in the comment section below.

These questions are an integral component of the course, so it's probably a good idea to bookmark this page and make visiting part of your online routine. To earn full credit, you must post questions before 3:00am before the class session in which we'll discuss the reading. We advise you to get in the habit of posting your questions early and often.