Thursday, March 20, 2014

EVR1009 Environmental Science Summer 2014 Term 3 Course Preview

Broward College North Campus
Environmental Science

EVR 1009
Summer 2014 Term 3


Methods of Instruction

This is a 3 credit hour course. A fast track course is consolidated into an 6 week period. Normally, a three credit hour course would meet two times each week for a total of 6 hours per week or 48 hours per term. In this class, we will meet once a week for approximately 2.5 hours, and you will engage in structured outside or online activities for the remainder of the class time. Additional study time will be needed beyond the expected 2.5 hours of independent or online learning. You will need to stay motivated and on schedule for the successful completion of this class as it moves very quickly. Time management is a crucial tool. This hybrid or blended class is for those students who are self motivated and disciplined and can learn some of the textbook material on their own without attending lectures.

In class presentations will use PowerPoint formats. You may wish to print the notes before the in class sessions from the class site. Attendance is expected at all in class lecture times.

Online work is separated into units or learning modules. The details of the work of each online session is in the syllabus. Outcomes for each module are listed as well as unit/topic notes. Also available will be all Powerpoint presentations for all topics- both in class and online. Unit and sub unit quizzes and discussions are listed under each module. Graded quizzes and discussions will also be expected.

This class is on an accelerated pace and will require 2 in class exams that cover 4 to 5 units at a time. A cumulative final exam will be given at the last class meeting. Dates for quiz and discussion work to be finished are clearly stated in the syllabus. You will only have a short period of time to complete each module before it is closed and you must move on to the next one.

Course Materials

Textbook: Environmental Science. Miller and Spoolman. 14th Edition (2013)
ISBN: 9781285102368   or   ISBN:
978-1111988937
(Both of the above listed ISBN numbers are the same book they just have different covers).



The first class meeting is July 2, 2014. This meeting is mandatory for all registered students. Failure to attend may result in withdrawal from the course. This course is on an accelerated pace. Many assignments/assessments are due between class meetings.

Faculty Introduction

Hello and welcome to Environmental Science!! My name is Danielle Eisenberg and I will be the professor for this 6 week hybrid class. I have been teaching at Broward College on our North campus for over 5 years. My education includes a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a M.S. in Biology also earned at the University of Central Florida. This course will expose you to the natural environment of your area and hopefully you will learn many things about individual environmental responsibility to apply to your everyday life.

Information Contact


Mrs. Danielle Eisenberg
Assistant Professor
Broward College North Campus
e mail deisenbe@broward.edu
office phone  954-201-2288 


Course Description

Environmental Science is the study of the physical environment, its relationship with the biosphere, and man's impact upon natural systems. The course explores air, water and soil systems with the living ecosystems in our biosphere. Special attention is given to man's impact and how we can alter our thinking and actions toward environmental practices.

Learning Outcomes


1.0 Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of global geologic, atmospheric and oceanic trends and their relationship to the environment.

2.0 Students will be able to describe the hydrologic cycle, list the characteristics of water, and discuss the finite, recycled nature of the world's water in relationship to Florida's water budget.

3.0 Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems and the food and energy flow within them.

4.0 Students will be able to recognize the various physiographic regions of Florida and explain the underlying geologic processes and their economic importance as nonrenewable resources.

5.0 Students will be able to explain the fundamentals of meteorology and relate these fundamentals to the weather trends in Florida.

6.0 Students will be able to describe the interactions between the biotic and abiotic factors within different ecosystems of Florida.

7.0 Students will be able to describe the various physical components of the ocean and the biological interaction with the physical marine environment.

8.0 Students will be able to describe the law of conservation of matter and the two laws of thermodynamics; list renewable and nonrenewable energy and compare the advantages and environmental costs of each.

9.0 Students will be able to list the actions needed to create a sustainable society and apply ways to use principles of sustainable thinking to solving environmental problems.

10.0 Students will be able to clearly communicate in writing information derived from course related readings the major concepts and themes in the biological sciences.

You may refer to BC course outline for more details on this course.

Course Requirements

• Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites: N/A

To complete the online segments of this course, you must have access to computer hardware and software that meets or exceeds BC's minimum hardware and software standards for e-learning courses. It is strongly recommended that you check your computer to verify that its hardware and software configuration meets or exceeds the BC standards

• Computer Knowledge and Skills:

  • Students in this course should be familiar with the following computer skills.
  • File Management - You should be familiar with finding and saving files on your computer.
  • The Internet - You should be familiar with connecting to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider or Network Connection.
  • Web Browser Software - You should be familiar with using web browser software to navigate the Internet and locate information.
  • Email - You should be familiar with sending and receiving email messages.
  • Discussions - You should be familiar with posting and reading discussion messages in a threaded format.
  • Attachments - You should be familiar with sending email messages with attached files.
  • Word Processing - You should be familiar with creating, editing, saving, and printing documents using Microsoft Word.
  • Other Requirements
  • You'll need a BC email address to access the online portion of this course.
  • Obtain a County Library Card or University/College Library Card. You will need either a County Library Card which you may obtain at either North Campus or South Campus Library or a University/College Library Card from the Central Campus Library. These cards will allow you to use select library databases. (optional)
  • Log-in to Desire2Learn/e-learning course.

How to Register for this Course

You may enroll in this course through BC's Student Online System. Students must pay for the course before they will be able to log into the course. The course is limited to 35students- no exceptions!

How to Access this Course once you are Enrolled in this Course

Only students that are registered and paid for the class will be able to log in. It may take up to 36 hours after fees are paid to gain access to the course.
Obtain BC email user ID and PIN code before attempting to log-in to
Desire2Learn.
Your
Desire2Learn ID is the same as your BC email user ID.
Your
Desire2Learn password is the same as your BC email PIN code.
Student Log in is available starting June 26, 2014

First on Campus class meeting

Your first class meeting is Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Class meetings will be held in building 52 room 106 starting at 6:30 pm. Please be on time! Lack of attendance may mean withdrawal from the course. During this class I will present an overview of the online materials, course requirements, calendar, discussion of study techniques, and discussion of exam format. You should log-in to the course web site prior to this date. If you are having difficulty logging in to the course web site, I will assist you during this class meeting. Note that you must be registered and your fees paid before you will be able to log-in to the course. We will also do the orientation session or unit 1 of the online course.
Orientation Quiz #1 is due by 11:59pm on July 2, 2014. Failure to complete the orientation quiz by by the deadline may result in withdrawal from the course.

EVR 1009 Environmental Science Course Preview Page Summer 2014 Term 2

Broward College North Campus
Environmental Science

EVR 1009
Summer 2014 Term 2


Methods of Instruction

This is a 3 credit hour course. A fast track course is consolidated into an 6 week period. Normally, a three credit hour course would meet two times each week for a total of 6 hours per week or 48 hours per term. In this class, we will meet once a week for approximately 2.5 hours, and you will engage in structured outside or online activities for the remainder of the class time. Additional study time will be needed beyond the expected 2.5 hours of independent or online learning. You will need to stay motivated and on schedule for the successful completion of this class as it moves very quickly. Time management is a crucial tool. This hybrid or blended class is for those students who are self motivated and disciplined and can learn some of the textbook material on their own without attending lectures.

In class presentations will use PowerPoint formats. You may wish to print the notes before the in class sessions from the class site. Attendance is expected at all in class lecture times.

Online work is separated into units or learning modules. The details of the work of each online session is in the syllabus. Outcomes for each module are listed as well as unit/topic notes. Also available will be all Powerpoint presentations for all topics- both in class and online. Unit and sub unit quizzes and discussions are listed under each module. Graded quizzes and discussions will also be expected.

This class is on an accelerated pace and will require 2 in class exams that cover 4 to 5 units at a time. A cumulative final exam will be given at the last class meeting. Dates for quiz and discussion work to be finished are clearly stated in the syllabus. You will only have a short period of time to complete each module before it is closed and you must move on to the next one.

Course Materials

Textbook: Environmental Science. Miller and Spoolman. 14th Edition (2013)
ISBN: 9781285102368   or   ISBN:
978-1111988937
(Both of the above listed ISBN numbers are the same book they just have different covers).



The first class meeting is May 14, 2014. This meeting is mandatory for all registered students. Failure to attend may result in withdrawal from the course. This course is on an accelerated pace. Many assignments/assessments are due between class meetings.

Faculty Introduction

Hello and welcome to Environmental Science!! My name is Danielle Eisenberg and I will be the professor for this 6 week hybrid class. I have been teaching at Broward College on our North campus for over 5 years. My education includes a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a M.S. in Biology also earned at the University of Central Florida. This course will expose you to the natural environment of your area and hopefully you will learn many things about individual environmental responsibility to apply to your everyday life.

Information Contact


Mrs. Danielle Eisenberg
Assistant Professor
Broward College North Campus
e mail deisenbe@broward.edu
office phone  954-201-2288 


Course Description

Environmental Science is the study of the physical environment, its relationship with the biosphere, and man's impact upon natural systems. The course explores air, water and soil systems with the living ecosystems in our biosphere. Special attention is given to man's impact and how we can alter our thinking and actions toward environmental practices.

Learning Outcomes


1.0 Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of global geologic, atmospheric and oceanic trends and their relationship to the environment.

2.0 Students will be able to describe the hydrologic cycle, list the characteristics of water, and discuss the finite, recycled nature of the world's water in relationship to Florida's water budget.

3.0 Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ecosystems and the food and energy flow within them.

4.0 Students will be able to recognize the various physiographic regions of Florida and explain the underlying geologic processes and their economic importance as nonrenewable resources.

5.0 Students will be able to explain the fundamentals of meteorology and relate these fundamentals to the weather trends in Florida.

6.0 Students will be able to describe the interactions between the biotic and abiotic factors within different ecosystems of Florida.

7.0 Students will be able to describe the various physical components of the ocean and the biological interaction with the physical marine environment.

8.0 Students will be able to describe the law of conservation of matter and the two laws of thermodynamics; list renewable and nonrenewable energy and compare the advantages and environmental costs of each.

9.0 Students will be able to list the actions needed to create a sustainable society and apply ways to use principles of sustainable thinking to solving environmental problems.

10.0 Students will be able to clearly communicate in writing information derived from course related readings the major concepts and themes in the biological sciences.

You may refer to BC course outline for more details on this course.

Course Requirements

• Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites: N/A

To complete the online segments of this course, you must have access to computer hardware and software that meets or exceeds BC's minimum hardware and software standards for e-learning courses. It is strongly recommended that you check your computer to verify that its hardware and software configuration meets or exceeds the BC standards

• Computer Knowledge and Skills:

  • Students in this course should be familiar with the following computer skills.
  • File Management - You should be familiar with finding and saving files on your computer.
  • The Internet - You should be familiar with connecting to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider or Network Connection.
  • Web Browser Software - You should be familiar with using web browser software to navigate the Internet and locate information.
  • Email - You should be familiar with sending and receiving email messages.
  • Discussions - You should be familiar with posting and reading discussion messages in a threaded format.
  • Attachments - You should be familiar with sending email messages with attached files.
  • Word Processing - You should be familiar with creating, editing, saving, and printing documents using Microsoft Word.
  • Other Requirements
  • You'll need a BC email address to access the online portion of this course.
  • Obtain a County Library Card or University/College Library Card. You will need either a County Library Card which you may obtain at either North Campus or South Campus Library or a University/College Library Card from the Central Campus Library. These cards will allow you to use select library databases. (optional)
  • Log-in to Desire2Learn/e-learning course.

How to Register for this Course

You may enroll in this course through BC's Student Online System. Students must pay for the course before they will be able to log into the course. The course is limited to 35students- no exceptions!

How to Access this Course once you are Enrolled in this Course

Only students that are registered and paid for the class will be able to log in. It may take up to 36 hours after fees are paid to gain access to the course.
Obtain BC email user ID and PIN code before attempting to log-in to
Desire2Learn.
Your
Desire2Learn ID is the same as your BC email user ID.
Your
Desire2Learn password is the same as your BC email PIN code.
Student Log in is available starting May 12, 2014

First on Campus class meeting

Your first class meeting is Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Class meetings will be held in building 52 room 106 starting at 6:30 pm. Please be on time! Lack of attendance may mean withdrawal from the course. During this class I will present an overview of the online materials, course requirements, calendar, discussion of study techniques, and discussion of exam format. You should log-in to the course web site prior to this date. If you are having difficulty logging in to the course web site, I will assist you during this class meeting. Note that you must be registered and your fees paid before you will be able to log-in to the course. We will also do the orientation session or unit 1 of the online course.
Orientation Quiz #1 is due by 11:59pm on May 18, 2014. Failure to complete the orientation quiz by by the deadline may result in withdrawal from the course.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

BSC1005 Winter 2014 Term 2 TR 12:30pm

Broward College North Campus
General Biology

BSC1005
Winter 2014 Term 2 
TR 12:30-1:45pm; 472455


Methods of Instruction

This is a 3 credit hour blended course. This fast track course is consolidated into an 8 week period, from January 7-February 28, 2014. Normally, a three credit hour course would meet two times each week for a total of 3 hours per week or 48 hours per term. In this class, we will meet twice a week for approximately 1.5 hours, and you will engage in structured outside or online activities for the remainder of the class time. Additional study time will be needed beyond the expected 2.5 hours of independent or online learning. You will need to stay motivated and on schedule for the successful completion of this class as it moves very quickly. Time management is a crucial tool. This hybrid or blended class is for those students who are self motivated and disciplined and can learn some of the textbook material on their own without attending lectures.

In class presentations will use PowerPoint formats. You may wish to print the notes before the in class sessions from the class site. Attendance is expected at all in class lecture times.

Online work is separated into units or learning modules. The details of the work of each online session is in the syllabus. Outcomes for each module are listed as well as unit/topic notes. Also available will be all Powerpoint presentations for all topics- both in class and online. Unit and sub unit quizzes and discussions are listed under each module. Graded quizzes and discussions will also be expected.

This class is on an accelerated pace and will require a minimum of 4 in class exams that cover 3 to 4 chapters at a time. An optional cumulative final exam will be given at the last class meeting. Dates for quiz and discussion work to be finished are clearly stated in the syllabus which you will have access to in the online classroom when the term begins on January 7, 2014.



Course Materials:



Text: Campbell, Neil A., Reece, Jane B., Taylor, Martha R., Simon, Eric J., & Dickey, Jean L. (2011). Biology: Concepts and Connections (7th edition). San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.  ISBN: 0321696816


 The first class meeting is January 7, 2014. This meeting is mandatory for all registered students. Failure to attend or failure to complete the online orientation quiz by the January 14, 2014 deadline may result in withdrawal from the course. This course is on an accelerated pace. You will have to log-in to the website several times a week to avoid missing deadlines for assignments.

 

Faculty Introduction

Hello and welcome to General Biology!! My name is Danielle Eisenberg and I will be the professor for this 8 week hybrid class. I have been teaching at Broward College on our North campus for over 5 years. My education includes a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a M.S. in Biology also earned at the University of Central Florida. This course will expose you to the study of life and the natural world.

Information Contact

Mrs. Danielle Eisenberg
Assistant Professor
Broward College North Campus
Bldg. 57, Room 121
e mail deisenbe@broward.edu
office phone  954-201-2288 



Course Description:  

The objective for this course is to introduce non-science majors to the fundamental principles of biology, focusing on the underlying unity of life. Course content includes all relevant facts and theories on the following topics: ecology, respiration, cell chemistry, genetics, cell structure, and the diversity of life. Applications of biology to everyday life will be emphasized.



Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course a student should be able to:
1. clearly communicate in writing information derived from course related readings the major concepts and themes in the biological sciences.

2. recognize the basic characteristics of life and describe the nature of science.

3. describe the fundamentals of ecology including community interactions, and the  
movement of energy and nutrients through ecosystems.

4. explain the structure of atoms, chemical bonding, properties of water, and the groups oforganic molecules associated with life.

5. describe a theory of the origin of cells, distinguish prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, list cell organelles and their functions, describe membrane function, and detail the phases of mitosis and their significance.

6. explain the energy requirements of cells, the central role of ATP, the generation of ATP  
during cellular respiration, the production of food by photosynthesis, and the role of enzymes in controlling chemical processes in the cell.

7. understand the principles of heredity as described by Gregor Mendel in regard to chromosome behavior, and the statistical ratios of traits among offspring.

8. understand the chemical and physical structure of the gene and its operation in the synthesis of polypeptide.

9. discuss various aspects of topics in biology selected by the instructor from the following: animal behavior, reproduction and development, evolution, genetic engineering, human anatomy and physiology, human diseases, diversity of life and currents topics in biology.

 You may refer to BC course outline for more details on this course.

Course Requirements

• Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites: N/A

To complete the online segments of this course, you must have access to computer hardware and software that meets or exceeds BC's minimum hardware and software standards for e-learning courses. It is strongly recommended that you check your computer to verify that its hardware and software configuration meets or exceeds the BC standards

• Computer Knowledge and Skills:


  • Students in this course should be familiar with the following computer skills.
  • File Management - You should be familiar with finding and saving files on your computer.
  • The Internet - You should be familiar with connecting to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider or Network Connection.
  • Web Browser Software - You should be familiar with using web browser software to navigate the Internet and locate information.
  • Email - You should be familiar with sending and receiving email messages.
  • Discussions - You should be familiar with posting and reading discussion messages in a threaded format.
  • Attachments - You should be familiar with sending email messages with attached files.
  • Word Processing - You should be familiar with creating, editing, saving, and printing documents using Microsoft Word.
  • Other Requirements
  • You'll need a BC email address to access the online portion of this course.
  • Obtain a County Library Card or University/College Library Card. You will need either a County Library Card which you may obtain at either North Campus or South Campus Library or a University/College Library Card from the Central Campus Library. These cards will allow you to use select library databases. (optional)
  • Log-in to Desire2Learn/e-learning course.

How to Register for this Course

You may enroll in this course through BC's Student Online System. Students must pay for the course before they will be able to log into the course. 


How to Access this Course once you are Enrolled in this Course

Only students that are registered and paid for the class will be able to log in. It may take up to 36 hours after fees are paid to gain access to the course.
Obtain BC email user ID and PIN code before attempting to log-in to
Desire2Learn.
Your
Desire2Learn ID is the same as your BC email user ID.
Your
Desire2Learn password is the same as your BC email PIN code.
Student Log in is available starting January 7, 2014.

First on Campus class meeting

Your first class meeting is Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Class meetings will be held in building 47 room 112 starting at 12:30pm. Please be on time! Lack of attendance may mean withdrawal from the course. During this class I will present an overview of the online materials, course requirements, calendar, discussion of study techniques, and discussion of exam format. You should log-in to the course web site prior to this date. If you are having difficulty logging in to the course web site, I will assist you during this class meeting. Note that you must be registered and your fees paid before you will be able to log-in to the course. 
 

Orientation Quiz #1 is due by 11:59pm on January 14, 2013. Failure to complete the orientation quiz by the deadline and failure to attend class within the first week may result in withdrawal from the course.