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Wednesday 1/5
Fragrance Free classroom

• Post Bio
• Start reading Death and the Maiden
• Purchase books for the quarter
• Download FirstClass here

• Attend class Thur evening 5:30-9:30

Sun 1/9 by 6PM
Read Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden and its afterword at least twice.
• Rd: Intro to Ethics lecture

Answer Study Questions online in SQ folder
Discussion questions for seminar folder

Interesting follow-up to the play

** Discussions should begin by Friday, Saturday at the latest, so there's time for others to respond, for you to respond to their responses, etc. Discussion needs to be all tied up by Sunday evening.


Thursday 1/13

Pls remember: Fragrance Free classroom

• see: full assignment description
• rd: Mill, Utilitarianism
• rd: Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
• wt: SQs for Mill
• wt: SQs for Kant

• wt: seminar paper

Sunday 1/16
Read What Science Is: prologue, Chps 1-5

-What Science Is SQs

-What Science Is DQs

writing assgmt

Writing Assignment Due Monday, January 17th by 1PM
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Thur 1/20

Read chapters 11-15

What Is Science II SQs online

-What Is Science II DQs: Bring to class


[boxes, lecture, seminar]

Sunday 1/23

Miss Evers' Boys

SQs: online due by Saturday at midnight

DQs due online by Saturday at midnight

Anote: Civil Action will be due for 2/27. It is a long book and you might want to start it early. (It's a great read however.)

Writing assignment due on Monday January 23th at midnight
Click here. Due Monday at midnight


Thur - 1/27

• assignment details here
SQs for HR documents
• DQs for HR documents

Download, print and bring to class:
Jenner consent form
• Jenner Ethics Review Application


[Miss Evers Boys]

Sunday 1/30

Online articles:
1. P-I article on pesticide testing
2. AHRP article on pesticide testing
3.The Scientist article on pesticide testing
and for some history
4. PANUPS article on pesticide testing

pesticide toxicity testing DQ

For Sunday :Due by 8PM: Self Evaluations:click here


Thur 2/3

•The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
•Seminar Paper

Sunday 2/6

•Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
•Chapters 1-5, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17
SQs - Get it while it's hot!
Human pesticide studies DQ


Thur 2/10
•Rd: preface, Intro, & chapter 1 of Environmentally Induced Illness (90pp)
Read only. No DQ or SQ for Thursday

Look at writing assignment. Come to class with ideas.
7:30: Another Day in Baghdad performance at Stage One (free) and required. (will last over 2 hours)

Sunday 2/13
•Rd: chp 2 of EII
•DQ for EII: discuss what you are reading (in seminars)
•writing assignment, click here

VII Thur 2/17
•Rd: chp 3 of EII
DQ for EII: be prepared to discuss
in seminar
Sunday 2/20
•Rd "Fear in the Fields" series
DQs for "Fear in the Fields"

Thur 2/24
•Rd chp 4 and conclusion of EII
•wt: EII for Dummies
•in class: Bill Moyers video

Sunday 2/27
•Rd: finish Harr, A Civil Action

Thur 3/3

Taproot Theatre Performance: An Enemy of the People
Complete reading of play : Miller's Enemy

Click here for assignment

Sunday 3/6
Please remember:Comments on writing groups should be completed by tonight.Full paper due next Saturday.

rd. Jared Diamond
"The Ends of the World as we Know Them

Seminar online DQ


Thur 3/10
rd: Elliot & Lamm, "Moral Code for a Finite World"
•wt: SQs for Elliott & Lamm
SQs for Jared Diamond

seminar paper
continue rewriting paper and submitting to your group for help

Sunday 3/13
•final paper due on Saturday
3/12 -
submit to papers folder and please title as final paper.

Prepare for project

XI Thur 3/17
• project reports

Saturday 3/19

final SE due


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