A Natural History of Water (TEST 331)   Winter 2005 Schedule
Week # Topic Readings due each Monday Presentations and in-class activities Written Assignments due each Wednesday
(Précis due for asterisked reading)
1

3 & 5
January

The Nature of Puget Sound Country  -Scan the Science Times (published every  Tuesday) and other good news sources  for stories related to class.  Bring them in when you find them.
-Outwater: Chap 1, & notes
-Introductions: why we are here and 
-the rules
Bring a water-related news story that you think is very important on Wed. (this will be due for each reading, each Wed.)

In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today. (this will be due for each reading, each day).

Draft a one paragraph research question for Wed.
2

10 & 12
January

About your Research Papers see the Project Worksheet at (Click Here) -Outwater: Chap  2, & notes
-Shiva Chap 1
-Science Times
-Present your Initial Project Proposal to class. Highlight the question you are asking and the evidence you expect to use to answer it.
-Discussion of writing and readings
Bring a water-related news story that you think is very important on Wed.

In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.

-Initial Project Proposal:  one paragraph, one book, one article from refereed journal, perfectly cited as per CMS
3

(no class Monday)

19
January

A. Methods & Sources for research 
B. The Water Cycle

C. What are human impacts upon the environment? 

-Shiva Chap 2
-Outwater 3, & notes
-Science Times
-Introductions: recap
-Discussion final project
-Discussion of readings 
-Order books you need from other libraries, make appointments for archives
-
In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.
4

24 & 26
January

Marine Life
Impact of Settlers
--Outwater 4, & notes
-Shiva 3
-White, Intro & 1 & Notes *
-Your first book review
-Science Times
-Refining your project proposal
-Discuss  readings
-Final Project Proposal due (one paragraph) plus tentative bibliography (summary of well selected sources) and list of archival sources and likely problems & solutions, CMS format.

In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.

-Your first book review

5

31 Jan &
2 Feb

Lowland Forests & Deforestation -Outwater  5 & notes
-Shiva 4
-White, 2 & notes*
-TBA
-Science Times
-Discuss  readings
In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.

- Science Times
6

7 & 9
February

Prairies and Non-forested Habitats of the Puget Sound -Outwater 6 & notes -
-Shiva 5
-TBA
-Science Times
-Discuss readings
In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.

-Last date to turn in First Draft of Final Project for critique and advice (optional, no grade) 
7

14 & 16
February

Water Pollution -Outwater 9, 10* & notes
your second book review
-Shiva 6
-Discuss readings Mon
-present book reviews Wed

In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.
your second book review
8

(no class
Monday)

23
February

Arrival of Europeans in Puget Sound Country and their impact (with examples from your own work)  -Outwater 11* & notes
-Shiva 7
 -TBA
-Discuss readings
In 2 sentences, typed, author's thesis (or authors' theses) and evidence for Chapter(s) read for today.

-Bring a list of questions for future research

9

28 Feb &
2 March

In-class Presentations of Your Final Projects
presentations (begin Wed)
see sign up sheet -All Final projects due 28 Feb 2005 (15 pp. of text + notes + illustrations)
10

7 & 9
March

In-class Presentations of Your Final Projects presentations see sign up sheet:  -Annotated Bibliography of all works cited due (in HTML, both on a disk and a paper copy required.) For examples, click here or here** or see the AHA Guide to Historical Literature
*E-reserves at at: http://ereserves.tacoma.washington.edu/
**http://courses.washington.edu/tande/hw/hwbibs/

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