Global Change 2 Labs
Winter 2013


 

Updated 01/07/2013

 

Section

Time

GSI

Discussion
Room

Computer
Room

002

Tu 9-11

Kara Steeland

1046 Dana

3325 Dana

003

Tu 11-1

Ben Connor Barrie

3038 Dana

3325 Dana

004

Th 9-11

-Cancelled-

-

-

005

W 2-4

Kara Steeland

1006 Dana

Angell Hall Classroom A

006

W 9-11

-Cancelled-

-

-

007

Th 11-1

Ben Connor Barrie

3038 Dana

Angell Hall Classroom A

008

M 8-10

-Cancelled-

-

-

009

M 2-4

David Rosier

3038 Dana

Angell Hall Classroom A


MEET IN DISCUSSION ROOM FOR FIRST LAB (Week2; Lab1)
 

 

 

WEEK

DATE/
LOCATION

TOPIC

LINK

INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT TO HAND IN

FINAL PROJECT REMINDERS

1: No Lab

1/9

Lab Sections Do Not Meet This Week

 

 

 

 

2: Lab 1

1/14 -1/18

Discussion Room

 

Unit 6c.

I. Population Growth and Global Society - Reading and Discussion

 

 

 

Click on:

Population Growth and Global Society

 

 

Before coming to class:

I. Read through the assignment "Unit 6c. Population Growth and Global Society" completely before class.

II. Read through the article in the lab.

 

Point breakdown:


- discussion
- homework write up
(10 points)
- attendance
(3 points)

 

3: Lab 2

1/21 - 1/25

Computer Room

*If you have a Monday Lab section (009) you must attend one of the make-up lab sessions listed below

 

 

Click on:

Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis with ArcGIS



Download ArcGIS data above

 

Read through the lab before coming to class. Turn in the completed assignment on CTools

Point breakdown:

-Questions and Maps
(10 points)
-attendance
(3 points)

 

 

Make up sessions: You must attend one of the labs - a make up lab preferably, but you are welcome to join another lab depending on your schedule.

 

 

Make-up Lab Session TBA

 

 

 

Make-up Lab Session TBA

 

4: Lab 3

1/28 - 2/1

Discussion Room

 

 

Reading , Movie and Discussion

Genetically Modified Food and Food Security

 

 

Genetically Modified Food

Read through the lab and article before coming to class. Turn in the completed assignment on CTools

Point breakdown:

-Discussion
(10 points)
-Attendance
(3 points)

 

 

5: Lab 4

2/4 - 2/8

Computer Room

ArcGIS

I. Global Water Resources

 

II. Intro of Term Projects and Prospectus


I. Click on:

Global Water Resources

 

 II. Intro of Term Projects and Prospectus

I. Read through the lab and the short articles.


Turn in the completed assignment on CTools.  Also submit your maps as a JPEG.

II. Explore the Web Project Development Section at the bottom of this page. Think about topics that you would like to explore further for your final project and bring some ideas to class. A good way to do this is to look at the GCII lecture topics.

Point breakdown:

-Questions
and Maps
(10 points)
-Attendance
(3 points)
 

 

6: Lab 5

2/11 - 2-15

Computer Room

 

 

Energy Discussion and Excel Exercise

 


I. Click on:

 

Energy Discussion

II. Click on:

Energy Excel Exercise

 

 

I. Read through the discussion lab and the short articles included before coming to class.

 

II. Read through the Energy Excel Exercise.

 

Point breakdown:

-Questions and charts
(10 points)
-Attendance
(3 points)

Project Paragraph

*Project Idea/Description due Friday Feb. 15

7: Lab 6

2/18 - 2/22

Computer Room

ArcGIS

Energy Consumption

 

 

Click on:


Global Energy Resources - Population and Consumption
 

 

Read through the lab before coming to class. Turn in the completed assignment on CTools.  Include your maps in your Word assignment.

Point breakdown:

-Questions
and Maps
(10 points)
-Attendance
(3 points)

 

 

 

8: Lab 7

2/25 3/1

Discussion Room

Systems Thinking Workshop, Article and Discussion

Economic Growth and Poverty

 

 

Click on:

Linking Population, Gender, and Biodiversity

 

 

I. Read through the lab before coming to class. Make sure you understand how to create a systems thinking diagram.

II. Read the article in the lab.

 

Point breakdown:

-discussion
-homework
(10 points)
- attendance
(3 points)

 

 

9: No Lab

 

3/43/8

 

 No Labs

Spring Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

10: Lab 8

3/11 - 3/15

Computer Room

ArcGIS

Earth's Changing Biomes

 

 Click on:

Earth’s Changing Biomes

 

 

 

Read through the lab before coming to class. Turn in the completed assignment on CTools.  Include your maps in your Word assignment.

 

Point breakdown:
-Questions and Maps
(10 points)

-Attendance
(3 points)

 

 

 

11: Lab 9

3/18 -3/22

 

Computer Room

ArcGIS

Biodiversity

 

 

Click on:

Biodiversity and Protected Areas

 

 

Read through the lab before coming to class. Turn in the completed assignment on CTools.  Include your maps in your Word assignment.


Point breakdown:

-Biodiversity
report
(23 points)
- attendance
(3 points)

 

- Project Draft (20 points)

 

*Project Draft due Monday March 18

12:
Lab 10

3/25 - 3/29

Computer Room

 

Activity, Article and Discussion

Consumption

 

Click on:

Ecological Footprint

 

I. Read through the lab before coming to class.

II. Read the articles noted in the lab

 

Point breakdown:

 

-preparation and discussion
(10 points)
-attendance
(3 points)

 

13:
Lab 11

4/1 4/5

Discussion Room

Understanding China

 ------------>

I. Read and PRINT: China Fact Sheet

II. Read through Understanding China

Point breakdown:

-preparation and discussion
(10 points)
-attendance
(3 points) 

 

14:
Lab 12

4/8 - 4/12

Discussion Room 

 

Article and Discussion 

Personal Reflections

 

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I. Read through the Global Change Personal Reflections lab and read the article

 

Point breakdown:

- discussion
(10 points)
- attendance
(3 points) 

 

 

15:
Lab 13

 

4/15 - 4/19

Discussion Room

 

Presentations of Final Projects

 

 See Presentation and Final Project Grading below

Point breakdown:

- Final Paper
(50 points)
- Presentation
(30 points)

*Submit Final Paper and Presentation 24 hours before your lab time.

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download ArcGIS data

Either save the zipped data folder directly to your M: drive or move it there after the download is complete. You will need to extract the files from the zipped folder. On a Windows PC right-click on the zipped folder and select 'Extract All...'. You should now have the unzipped data folder on your M: drive.

Open the Inquiries.mxd file, this will launch ArcGIS 10.

At the end of each lab, save your newly named .mxd file to the folder on your M: drive. Name each lab according to the lab assignment number and your uniquename: lab#_uniquename.mxd

 

 

 

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