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November 8, 2013

"Oryx and Crake" Reading Assignments

Here are the chapter equivalents for our weekly assigned reading for Oryx and Crake:

Week 11: Read Ch 1-4
Week 12: Read Ch 5-7
Week 13: Read Ch 8-11
Week 14: Read Ch 12-15

October 17, 2013

Resume and Cover Letter

Here are the notes used in class today.

Also, there was a story on National Public Radio that included tips about creating an effective resume in today's job market. I suggest listening to it before creating your resume for our class: http://www.npr.org/2012/02/08/146585368/keeping-your-resume-out-of-online-oblivion.

September 12, 2013

Scientific Presentation Grading Scheme

Evaluation Criteria (100 points possible):

Presentation turned in to professor by 10 am on presentation day - 10 points
Organization of presentation - 15 points
Clarity of presentation to audience of peers - 25 points
Scientific explanation - 25 points
Source citations - 10 points
Answering questions after presentation - 15 points

September 5, 2013

Scientific Presentation Days

Below you will find the list of who is presenting and leading book discussion on particular class meeting dates:

09/19/2013 - "Conditioned breeding/eugenics" - Bruno
09/26/2013 - "Hallucinogens" - Grant
09/26/2013 - "Reproductive technology" - Kelly
10/03/2013 - "Sleep learning" - Reade
10/17/2013 - "Atomic bomb" - Nicolai
10/31/2013 - "Elemental isotopes/allotropes - Tianchen
11/14/2013 - "Genetic engineering" - Steph
11/21/2013 - "Transgenic animals" - Charlie
11/21/2013 - "Xenotransplantation" - Aly
12/05/2013 - "Hot bioforms/pandemics/biological weapons" - Teresa
12/05/2013 - "Global Climate Change" - Kelsie

If you are presenting on the same day as a classmate, please feel free to prepare your literature discussion questions together.

"Brave New World" Reading Assignments

Here are the chapter equivalents for our weekly assigned reading for Brave New World:

Week 2: Read Ch 1-4
Week 3: Read Ch 5-8
Week 4: Read Ch 9-13
Week 5: Read Ch 14-18

August 29, 2013

Reading Assignment for First Class Meeting

Before coming to class on September 5th, please post a comment to the "Welcome to your freshman seminar!" entry above and please read the short story "Thanasphere" at http://www.bookbrowse.com/excerpts/index.cfm?book_number=508. We will discuss this short story as a group during our first class meeting.