Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am – 10:45am Ottawa Center:
Carmen Hartford Office:
A315 Phone: (815) 224-0321 e-mail:
– 4:00pm; 5:00pm – 6:00pm
and Cunnigham. 2014. Environmental Science: A Global Concern, 13th ed.
The McGraw-Hill Companies.
A study of the human
relationship with, and responsibility for, the health and wellbeing of our
earth. Ecology, the branch of science investigating the relationships of an
organism (man) with its environment (earth) is the emphasis of this course.
Major considerations are given to the use and misuse of the earth's energy and
material resources, the consequences of and alternatives to human actions, and
the individual physical costs plus collective social costs.
–lectures, small group work in lab, audio-visual materials, computer software
and instructor demonstration
– Attendance is taken each class period.
Students may be withdrawn from the course by the instructor after
accumulating 4 unexcused absences. If an
absence is anticipated, please contact your instructor ahead of time.
case of inclement weather or emergency
– If you feel there is a possibility the college may cancel classes due to
weather or some other event, you can tune in to WLPO 1220 AM or check the
college website: www.ivcc.edu
day to withdrawal
– November 5th *
Students now have the ability to
initiate a withdrawal from classes. By
completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within
webadvisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the
course. Entering the student ID number
serves as the student’s electronic signature.
IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic
dishonesty or at the instructor’s discretion.
*Do not assume the instructor will withdrawal a student automatically
due to lack of attendance.
Students should be aware of the impact
of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial
aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with
a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the
best course of action for that particular student.
dishonesty and cheating – Any student caught cheating during a lecture
test, lab test, quiz, or any other evaluation will receive a zero for that
actions may be taken as outlined in the student handbook.
of the IVCC Student Code of Conduct may result in appropriate disciplinary
action, including withdrawal from the course (see IVCC catalog and Student
Handbook). THIS INCLUDES BEING
RESPECTFUL TO MYSELF AND OTHERS IN CLASS. If you create a disruption or distraction
in class you may be withdrawn from the class.
- All students are now responsible for
checking their IVCC e-mail. All
electronic college correspondence will only be sent to the IVCC e-mail (student “K”email@example.com).
Safety – Please be
aware of the location of all exits in your classroom, and know where to go if a
fire, tornado, or intruder alarm sounds during class. You will be expected to quickly and safely
use appropriate action should any of these emergencies or drills take
place. Emergency procedures should be
posted near the doorway of each classroom.
In case of any emergency, you can dial 911 from any campus phone.
food, drink, or tobacco is allowed in the classroom or laboratory. Headphones and iPods are not allowed in the classroom. Children are not allowed in the classroom.
turn your cell phone off during all class meetings. Cell phones are not allowed
in your possession during exams.
tests will be given on scheduled lecture test days during lecture in room
Tests – There will be a total of 4 lecture tests during
the course of the semester. If you miss
a lecture and you have an excused
absence, you will have 3 school days to make an appointment with your lecture
instructor to take a make-up test. The format of a make-up test will be left
to the discretion of the instructor.
Various quizzes will be given during lecture throughout the semester.
(Quizzes may be unannounced.) *
Missed quizzes cannot be made up.
Assignments will be given during the semester.
All assignments will have specific due dates and point values. Late assignments will be penalized at a rate
of up to one point per school day.
You will be assigned two presentations this
semester. One presentation will be a
poster project with other classmates.
The other presentation will be an individual presentation.
Blackboard: We will be
using blackboard this semester. There is
a link to blackboard in several places on the IVCC website. Blackboard will be used for posting
announcements, assignments, lecture powerpoints, and your grades.
There is help available for
blackboard users at the student help desk in the learning commons and online at
the student help desk web-site. I am
also happy to help and assist you with blackboard.
If you are a student with a documented cognitive,
physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder,
AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as
extended test time, texts on disc, note taking services, etc... If you are interested in learning if you can
receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 224-0284)
or Judy Mika Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu
or 224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204.
In an effort to create a classroom environment that
maximizes the success of all students, I encourage you to make me aware of any
barriers that may inhibit your learning.
Feel free to speak to me at any time about concerns or questions you may
have about assignments, activities, or assessments. The college provides several support services
for students who have barriers to learning.
They include, but are not limited to:
Disability Services Office, Writing Center/Peer Tutoring, Counseling Center, and Project Success. Please see me if you want to learn more about
any of these offices.
Evaluation: The final letter
grade earned for this course will be based on the total number of points
accumulated from lecture tests, laboratory tests, assignments, and
quizzes. The following grading scale
will be used as a guide in assigning final letter grades:
A: 90%-100% B:
80%-89% C: 70%-79% D: 60%-69% F:
the semester progresses, please ask me (Miss Hartford) if you need help
calculating your letter grade, or if you have any questions about the grading
– Thursday: 7:30am – 8:00pm Friday: 7:30 - 4:30 Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Please plan your work on research assignments
accordingly. Many library resources are available
online with your IVCC student ID at https://www.ivcc.edu/library. Chat
online or text the library at 1-815-605-0482 for assistance.
The assessment center will have new hours for the 2012-13 academic year at Oglesby and Ottawa.
Monday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Hartford Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am Ottawa Center Room 104
Semester Schedule *Note: This may be subject to change
Week 1: August 19th/21st: Introduction; Chapter 3
Week 2: August 26th/28th: Chapters 3 and 4
Week 3: September 2nd/4th: Chapter
4 and Test 1 (Chapters 3-4)
Week 4: September 9th/11th: Chapters
Week 5: September 16th/18th: Chapter
Week 6: September 23rd/25th: Poster presentations and Test 2 (Chapters 5-7)
Week 7: September 30th/October 2nd:
Week 8: October 7th/9th:
Week 9: October 14th/16th: Chapter
10 and Test 3 (Chapters 8-10)
Week 10: October 21st/23rd: Chapters 11-12
Week 11: October 28th/30th: Chapters
11-12 and Test 4 (Chapters 11-12)
Week 12: November 4th/6th:
*Last Day to Withdrawal-Nov. 5th
Week 13: November 13th: Chapters 14-15 (College closed
November 11th – Veteran’s Day)
Week 14: November 18th/20th: Chapters
Week 15: November 25th: Chapters 17-18 (College Closed
November 26th - 30th – Thanksgiving break)
Week 16: December 2nd/4th: Chapters 19-21
17: December 9th: Final Exam