IS1001 – First-Year Seminar – Fall 2006

Bottom dwellers in an ocean of air

Calendar

 

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Date

Assignments?

 

Special time or place

Event

8-29

 

 

Syllabus and Overview

8-31

Reading: National Geographic, Gone with the water,

2 questions for governor

 

Discussion on New Orleans and Louisiana

9-5

 

Sci2190

Meeting with the Governor

 

7 pm

Edson Auditorium

FYS Convocation with

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco

9-7

Reading: National Geographic, Super Storms-

Please pick up a copy at my office door Sci2315

One-page reflection on Tuesday’s experience

 

Discussion on recent  FYS events

Hurricanes

9-12

 

Library 350A

Briggs Library Session

Introduction to the Library

9-14

Reading: 2.1 in text book

 

Vertical structure of the atmosphere

Bring text book

9-19

Reading 2.2 in text book, Excerpt from Tim Flannery “The Weathermakers”(paper handout)

 

Air pressure and wind

Bring text book

9-21

Essay No 1

Reading 2.2 in text book

Be prepared to discuss Figure 2.7 in text book

 

Weather structure in the moderate zones

9-26

 

 1-3pm

Meet at North Parking Lot at 1 pm (two 15-passenger vans)

WCROC Wind turbine and wind monitoring stop

USDA-ARS Swan Lake Research Farm

 

 

Normal time, normal class room

 

Various discussions

9-28

Reading “The Case of The Missing Farmers”

Answer questions

 

Discussion of the reading assignment

Jamboree projects

 

 

Morris Movie Theater, 7 pm

“An inconvenient truth” by Al Gore, sponsored from FYS budget

10-3

Reading: “The threshold of Vulnerability”

Answer questions

Extra-credit: half-to one-page reflection on the Gore movie

 

Discussion of Reading,

Carbon cycle

10-5

Have a partner and a plan for your project

 

 

Class works on Jamboree project

Geological history of atmosphere

10-10

Essay No 2

Read: pages 157/158 Box 6.1 The Vikings and answer questions

 

Energy household of the atmosphere

10-12

Read:

6.3: Techniques for reconstructing past climates

 

 

Guest Speaker: Keith Brugger (Geology)

Models and Observations of Paleoclimate

10-19

Read:

6.4.1 Ocean and ice cores and the Pleistocene record

6.4.2 Post-glacial climates

 

Glaciation periods: how do we know? What did they mean for human development?

10-23

 

5:30 pm

Science Auditorium

Laterell Lecture

 Dr. Kirsten Jaglo, Ph.D. will share insights with us informed by her unique career path in plant molecular biology and U.S. international climate change policy.

 

10-24

Read: “Climate and the Collapse of the Maya Civilization” by Petersen and Haug, American Scientist 93(4), 2005

Finalize Jamboree form

 

Carbon cycle and geological history: why should we be concerned

10-26

 

Library 350A

Briggs Library Session

Finding references and searching databanks

10-31

Essay No 3

 

Carbon cycle and geological history: why should we be concerned

11-2

 

 

Jamboree project:

work in groups, PowerPoint group in Sci2530

11-7

 

 

Guest Speaker: Troy Goodnough,

UMM Sustainability Coordinator, will talk to us about Sustainability and green energy sources

11-9

Read “The climate of Man-I”,

Answer handout

 

 

Discussion on “The climate of Man-I”

 

11-14

Student project

 

Work on Jamboree project

11-16

Student project

 

Work on Jamboree project

11-21

Essay No 4

Student project

 

Preparation for Jamboree

Cloud formation

11-28

Student project

 

Preparation for Jamboree

11-30

 

9 am – 3 pm

Oyate Hall

Jamboree

12-5

Student project

 

Cloud chamber, Discussion on Jamboree

12-7

Student project

 

Evaluations

12-12

Student project

 

Tornado movie

12-14

Student project

 

Last Day good stuff

 

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