Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Spring 2008 Bio 311D
due 30 April 2008 in class
There are two possible assignments for the optional third bonus.
You can do either one for up to 2 bonus points, but only one of these
1) During the ecology part of class we will discuss
many instances of human activities
damaging the environment or harming non-human organisms. I want
you to give me an example of something humans have done to help the
environment or that has been beneficial to other species on
earth. (Do not use any specific examples
we use in class.) I want concrete information about
what is or has been done, and how it is helping. Do not tell me about something that we could do, but
something that has been or is being done.
2) See the movie "The Unforseen" that is playing at the Alamo
Drafthouse on S. Lamar (http://www.originalalamo.com/Show.aspx?id=5240)
and write a short paper on what you thought of the movie. The
movie is scheduled to be shown through Th 4/24, and I do not know if it
will be showing beyond that.
After seeing the movie, write a four page or less
essay about your impressions of the movie. DO NOT SUMMARIZE THE
MOVIE. Tell me what you thought. Some themes you might
consider could be: Was it good or bad? Did you agree or
disagree with it? Was the movie fair and/or even-handed?
What did you feel when watching the movie? Which people in the
movie did you feel the most empathy for? These are only some
suggestions, and you can write whatever you like about the movie as
long as your essay is NOT SIMPLY A SUMMARY OF THE MOVIE.
For either one: Be certain
to cite any outside sources that you use. Using outside sources
not citing those sources is plagiarism. This
assignment should not exceed four
homework will be graded on a
scale of 0-2 points. The
typed/word-processed paper should be printed and turned in during class
on April 30, 2008.
I will subtract 0.5
points for each day late.
If you have any questions, please ask.