ENT/EVE 2 Winter 2021

ENT/EVE 2 – Biodiversity (3)

Instructor: Harris Lewin

Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to nature, scope and geographical distribution of biodiversity (diversity of life, with emphasis on plants and animals, especially insects). Humans and biodiversity; domestication, aesthetics, ethics and valuation. Species richness and "success." Biodiversity through time; monitoring, evaluation and conservation. Biomes-global, continental and Californian. GE credit: SE, SL, WE

Will there be face-to-face instruction? No

Will remote lectures be recorded? Likely, yes

Will there be synchronous instruction (i.e. when course material is presented by their instructor live on Zoom)? Yes

If Synchronous instruction is available, when will it be held? (Scheduled lecture times can also be found at https://classes.ucdavis.edu) TTh 3:10-4:30pm

Will instructor be available in Office Hours/Study Hall synchronously? Yes

Are students required to attend any synchronous activities (either instruction, office hours, or both)? No

Will exams be at a set time or over a 24-hour or week-long period? (Scheduled lecture and final exam times can be found at https://classes.ucdavis.edu) Set times

Will students in different time zones have options to take exams in their own timezone? No

Is a webcam required? Yes, for oral presentations

Is a microphone required? Yes, for oral presentations

Is any specific software required (e.g. MindTap, Mylab, Excel, State, etc.)? Microsoft Powerpoint, Word

Will the textbook be REQUIRED through "equitable access" (see https://ucdavisstores.com/equitableaccess)? Most texts are available; if the student chooses to go through this program only some are required. Those are listed below. Textbook is required; may not be required through equitable access.

Any additional useful course information? Syllabus will be posted on course website the week of December 21, 2020