Dr. Stuart Reichler’s Spring 2008 Bio 311D Bonus #3
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 will count.

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 is fine, but not citing those sources is plagiarism.  This assignment should not exceed four pages.  This 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, 2008I will subtract 0.5 points for each day late.
    If you have any questions, please ask.