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* Please Read Thoroughly and Refer to as Needed *

Human Ecology Online Syllabus

Spring 2012

BIO 151 – Sections 23846 -B03

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Human Ecology is a natural science class in which we will study basic ecology and how humans interact with the environment. This course syllabus is provided to outline how the course will be conducted and to give you important information you need in order to succeed. Please keep the syllabus handy, as you will be referring to it throughout the semester. Printing out the syllabus is a good idea. Remember that the syllabus is a guideline, but at times changes may be made by the instructor as is necessary and will be posted in the announcement section of the course.

Catalog Description: The course develops interrelationships among living things and their environment, with emphasis on these interrelationships in the human community including environmental organization, life processes and conservation in everyday life. The student will be encouraged to offer solutions for environmental problems created by technology. (4 credit hours)

Instructor: Dr. Lynnda SkidmoreOffice: NW Rm L12 (313) 943-4000, ext. 4203 Contact by clicking the Communication tab and then messages in Blackboard or by email: BiologySkidmore@gmail.com Or in the Discussion Board the first thread is called Ongoing Discussion and questions can be asked there, especially ones that may benefit the whole class, as anyone can visit this site.

Office Hours: * Available by email with response within 48 hours. *
BiologySkidmore@gmail.com

Class Format: Online learning. Online learning is flexible, but it also requires commitment, discipline and time management.

Required Materials: * Environmental Science: A Global Concern (11th edition) by Cunningham, Cunningham & Saigo, McGraw-Hill Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-07-338321-7

System Platform: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/ME, Mac OS Requirements: Hardware: 64 MB of RAM, 1 G of free disk space Modem: 56 K or cable recommended Software: Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape 6.0 NOTE: JavaScript & Cookies must be enabled at minimum.

* Technical Blackboard Support: 866-846-8494
Use the url below to visit the Support Center for live chat and ticket system – http://supportcenteronline.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=3579 * Web Gate Support: 866-374-6768

Additional Help: Go to Course Information and click on Frequently Asked Questions to get some good general information about navigating successfully in an online course. The Test Study Objectives (in Course Documents) are not a required assignment, but they are designed so the student can better organize and study the major material from each chapter that will be covered on the chapter tests. In some chapters there are significant portions of the chapter that will not be on the tests. The best preparation for the tests is to answer and learn the answers to these objectives. They narrow down and highlight the most important information from each chapter. They do not get turned in and are worth no points, but if used correctly should greatly increase your test scores. Test study objectives can be found in the course documents section of the course or page 14 of the syllabus. It is strongly recommended that the students use this study aid in preparation for each test.

Grading and Course Requirements: There are four main areas for points to be earned in this course: chapter tests, chapter questions, assignments,...
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