Summer Session 1 2018

Course Info

BILD 18, Human Impact on the Environment (940492)

Lectures will be in HSS 2154, Mon-Thurs at 12:30-1:50pm — *July 4 is a holiday, no class!*

Section; Mon, Wed 3:00 – 3:50 PM


SYLLABUS – Lecture Schedule for HI (BILD18) SSI, 2018


TA Section Where? Office Hours Where? Email
Edmund Lau

Mon, Wed



HSS 2154


2 – 3 PM

Mandeville Coffee Cart


Prof. Milton Saier:
Room 4254 Muir Biology Bldg., Ext. 4-4084 (858-534-4084)
Office Hours: M-Th 1:50-3:00 pm 

Lecture Slides

Lecture 1 – Our Precarious Biosphere

Lecture 2- Our Oil Addiction

Lecture 3 – The State of our Oceans

Lecture 4 – Pollution & Pollution2

Lecture 5 – Immigration and Sea Level Rise

Lecture 6 –The Future of Agriculture Water We Doing?

Lecture 7 – Species Extinction & Conservation

Lecture 8 – Rainforest Destruction and Preservation

Lecture 9 – Global Consumerism + Dan Garren_GC

Lecture 10 – The Hazards of Endless Rapid Growth

Midterm – Microbes, Macrobes and Bioremediation

Lecture 11 – Ozone: The Good and the Bad p1 & Ozone p2

Lecture 12 – Darwin & The Human Animal

Lecture 13 – Why Eat Vegetarian? (Part One)/ Why Eat Vegetarian? (Part Two)

Lecture 14 – The History of our Concept of the Worth of a Fetus and its Relevance to Laws on Abortion

Lecture 15 – Women’s Fertility Rights/Civil Rights

Lecture 16 –  Politics and the Environment

Lecture 17 –Millennium Development Goals and Human Conflict

Lecture 18 – Conclusions and Perspectives


Other Topics to be discussed

Evolutionary Thinking – Dan Garren


Byproducts of Modern Living




Living in a McDonald’s Society

Organic Farming

End of Life Choices

Jane Roberts: Africa

John Seager: Population Connection

Deep Ancestry

The Frozen Zoo

Supplementary Reading

Biblical Values of the Fetus: Middle Eastern and Western Thoughts

Population Silence

The Paris Climate Change Situation and Storing Nuclear Waste on the Beach

The Hazards of Endless Rapid Growth (Pre-2018)

The Future of AgricultureWater We Doing?

Honey Bee Health: The Role of Pesticides


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