Lecture Schedule (Syllabus) with Reading Assignments


BILD18, 2017 lecture, speaker and reading schedule  (click on image to open expanded version)

The numbers provided on the right hand side of the lecture schedule correspond to the #s of the essays in each of the two volumes. You can find them in the Table of Contents. To find the Table of Contents, click on the “Introduction”, link in the “Readings” for the volume you want. Then, from the Table of Contents, note the page number of the essay you want to read, and knowing the page number of the essay, go to that page in the readings corresponding to that volume, and lo and behold, you’ll be there! SCHEDULE LAST UPDATED: May 12th, 2017 bild-18-spring-qtr-2017-updated-442017-page-11-page-001.jpgBild 18 Spring ’17 Syllabus



Lecture Slides:

Week 1

4/3/17 – Introduction

4/5/17- Milton Saier Our Precarious Earth and its Biosphere

4/7/17 – Milton Saier Our Oil Addiction

week 2

4/10/17 – Milton Saier Pollution and Biosphere Health (Part 1) (Part 2)

4/12/17- James Nieh The Public Puzzle of Honeybee Health

4/14/17- Milton Saier Stratospheric Ozone (O3) (Part 1) (Part 2)

week 3

4/17/17 -Jack Paxton Water we doing?

4/19/17- Milton Saier Our Oceans

4/21/17- Milton Saier Darwin and the Human Animal

week 4

4/24/17 – Eve Simmons The State of Our Oceans

4/26/17- Milton Saier Our Rain Forests

4/28/17- Tom English Preventing a mass extinction through effective climate action. (Link to second PPT: Preventing Mass Extinction)

 week 5

5/1/17 –  Milton Saier Species Extinction

5/3/17- Oliver Ryder The Future of Species Conservation (PDF: ORyder Conservation)

5/5/17- Steve Savage Agriculture and the Environment

week 6

5/8/17 – Midterm

5/10/17- Milton Saier Vegetarianism

5/12/17-Milton Saier The Denial of Global Warming

week 7

5/15/17 – Nigel Crawford The Future of Agriculture

5/17/17- Art Elphick The Hazards of Endless Rapid Growth

5/19/17- Milton Saier Population Silence

week 8

5/22/17 – John Seager Avoiding a Crowded World

5/24/17- Milton Saier Women’s Fertility Rights

5/26/17- Milton Saier MDG and Human Conflict

week 9

5/29/17    Memorial Day

5/31/17- Milton Saier Microbes for Bioremediation

6/2/17- Faye Girsh Dying: When is Assistance Appropriate?

week 10

6/5/17 – Alex Landon Civil Liberties: Protecting our Human and Environmental Rights.

6/7/17- Stephen Baird History of the Value of a fetus: Middle Eastern and Western Thoughts.

6/9/17- Milton Saier Conclusions and Perspectives/ Fascism

Extra Slides

John Seager (last year)

James Nieh (last year)


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