NATURAL HISTORY BIOL 1902 A & T
Course Instructor: Michael Runtz
Location: 4620 CTTC
Phone: 520-2600 extension 3857
Email: please contact me through the cuLearn course site and in the email subject line please include the course number (1902). Also, copy the TAs in all correspondence.
Office Hours: by appointment
Email: via cuLearn (copy TAs on all emails)
Office hours: TBA
This course is designed primarily for students in non-biology programs but contains information completely applicable to students in Biology. In the course we explore the fascinating world of plants and animals in terms of how they solve major life challenges such as avoiding being eaten, surviving environmental stress, acquiring nutrition, reproducing, and taking care of young or seeds. Most of the examples are of local plants and animals so you can actually see many of them right in Ontario! The course is highly visual and myriad photographs and video clips illustrate the course content.
If you miss a lecture, you have an option for watching it on campus. Lectures can be viewed anytime FOR FREE in Loeb D-299 (open 24 hours)
cuLearn is the portal for the course and on it you will find announcements and your marks. It also has a forum section that the course TA and myself will monitor. Make sure you regularly visit cuLearn for announcements and updates.
The required course textbook is Natural History (by Michael Runtz) and it is available at the Carleton bookstore for a very affordable price. The lectures closely follow the textbook and virtually all of the course content (including formal terms, diagrams, and visual examples of plants and animals) is included in the text.
The text is also available as an e-book: http://www.kendallhunt.com/store-product.aspx?id=62506
Format: 1.5 hours long, 110 multiple choice questions on material...