ENVIR 100
Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations




Announcements

Winter 2009: The class webpage has moved to this page! Please follow this link for ENVIR 100 winter 2009.

Fall 2008: Want to sell your clicker? Note that many other classes at UW require clickers, but if you want to sell yours then try the "electronics" section of Uloop.com. (That's where we'll tell winter quarter students to go to try to buy one used.) Also, grades are now available from the link in the grades section; note that these are unofficial and that official grades are the ones that will appear on your transcript. Also note that the grades are weighted as follows---outside seminar 2%, town hall 15%, midterm 20%, wikipedia 3%, memo 15%, poster 10%, final exam 23%, quiz section participation 5%, clickers 7%---and that 95% total is the cut-off for a 4.0, 85% is the cut-off for a 3.0, 75% is the cut-off for a 2.0, etc.  If you want to pick up your final exam, please email yoram@u... Please note that we are only human and do make mistakes, so if you find any please let us know. Finally, thanks for a great quarter and have a great winter break!

Winter 2009: There is no textbook for this class, but you must have a Turning Point radio-frequency "clicker" for use during lectures and by 8am on Wed Jan 7 you must register it here. (Follow the link for a photo; clickers can be purchased new for about $35 at the textbook counter in the bookstore or used from other students, e.g., in the "electronics" section of Uloop.com. If you already have one, that's fine too.) Failure to register your clicker before 8am on Wed Jan 7 will negatively affect your grade; after 8am on Wed Jan 7 you can register your clicker here, and after 8am on Wed Jan 14 you can register your clicker here. If you have your clicker on Mon Jan 5 please bring it to class. Also, Writing Link: If you're interested in signing up for English 198C, the Writing Link course connected to ENVIR 100, check out the course website (coming soon :). 

More on the clickers for winter 2009: When you're in class, here's how the clickers work: (1) Push button #1 (for example) and a green light should come on to show that your answer was recorded; there's no need to push the GO button or anything else, and note that you only get the green light when you're in class and the polling is open to record student responses. (2) If you push one button and then another button, the system records the last button you pushed. (3) If you're in class and the polling is open and you don't get a green light, you're probably seeing a flashing red-and-orange light, which means you should wait until it goes away and then push GO - 4 - 1 GO, and then never push the GO button ever again. If you're still not getting a green light, come to the podium after lecture, and if for some reason you need to change the clicker number you registered online then email yoram@u....

Upcoming readings are in the section on Readings and Lectures, along with links to PDFs and PPTs and screencasts of previous lectures.


Assignments and due dates
  • Jan 20 or 22: Your poster proposal (part of the memo/poster assignment---here's the grading rubric for the memo and for the poster) is due.
  • Jan 27 or 29: Global Town Hall: Oral presentations and op-eds due if you're in the global group. (Here's the Town Hall assignment and the grading rubric.) 
  • Feb 3 or 5: Local Town Hall: Oral presentations and op-eds due if you're in the local group. (Here's the Town Hall assignment and the grading rubric.)
  • Feb 3 or 5: For everyone, your outside seminar is due.
  • Wed Feb 11: Midterm exam on material through Fri Feb 6. Old exams and additional info are available here.
  • Feb 10 or 12: Your Wikipedia contributions are due.
  • Feb 17 or 19: A paragraph on your memo and poster is due. (Here's the memo/poster assignment). The library's ENVIR 100 research page is a good place to start your literature search.
  • Feb 24 or 26:  Your memo is due. (Here's the memo/poster assignment, and here's the grading rubric for the memo.)
  • Mar 3 or 5: Your draft poster is due. (Here's the memo/poster assignment and here's the grading rubric for the poster.)
  • Mar 9 or 11: Your poster (part of the memo/poster assignment) is due as part of the poster symposium. If your quiz section meets on Tuesday, your poster is due on Mar 9; if your quiz section meets on Thursday, your poster is due on Mar 11. Here's the grading rubric for the poster.


Readings and lectures

Click here for all past and (tentative) future readings and announcements for winter 2009. Screencasts of class lectures are available; you will be prompted to log on with your UWNetID.

Click here for all past and (tentative) future readings and announcements for winter 2009. Screencasts of class lectures are available; you will be prompted to log on with your UWNetID.


Syllabus and basic info

Syllabus: Click here. Lecture is MTW 12:30-1:20 in MGH 389.

Quiz sections: See below, or check MyUW or the winter 2009 time schedule for section times and locations.

Grade looker-upper, old exams, and exam info. Click here. If you feel that your exam or other work was unfairly graded, please write a statement with the details and submit it to your TA or to the course instructor. We'll take a look, and as a caveat please note that we also have the option of re-examining the entire exam. This does not mean that you cannot informally ask us about the exam during office hours or elsewhere, but this policy is the best way for us to formally evaluate and respond to concerns. The penalty for late assignments is 10% per day.

Office hours are below. We're also happy to meet by appointment or by email, and note that all office hours are open to everyone!


Help!

Writing help: The Odegaard Writing & Research Center is a free interdisciplinary writing center that provides writing and research assistance from trained writing tutors and librarians during all stages of the writing process. Open Sunday-Thursday from 12:00-9:00 p.m. Appointments and walk-ins welcome. 

Help us make the class better by giving us feedback. If you don't want to be identified, use UMail to send us anonymous feedback, but please note that since we won't know who you are we won't be able to send out an individual response.


Teaching team info
Here's the course schedule &etc from fall 2008, summer 2008, winter 2008 and fall 2007. (This is mostly intended for use by the teaching team, but you're welcome to take a look!)

This password-protected website has information for the teaching team: notes about the class, behind-the-scenes info about clicker registration and the grade-looker-upper, and other boring administrative information.

Send mail to: yoram@u.washington.edu
Last modified: 1/05/2009 7:14 AM