Warren G. Gold
Various topics designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs.
Winter 2007: Nature in the Northwest. This course will utilize principles of ecological science to examine the natural world in the Pacific Northwest region. We will explore the distribution, organization, and function of organisms and major ecosystems as well as human use and impacts and prospects for the future.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion, and field trips - there will be some REQUIRED field trips (during class time and 1 or 2 half day Saturday trips)!
Interest in natural ecosystems and some familiarity with basic concepts of biology
Class assignments and grading
Preliminary (check back for periodic updates as the course becomes further developed): in-class presentations / leading discussions; leading field trips; short papers (using scholarly sources)
exams and assignments described above