FIU Course
IDS4920

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COURSE SYLLABUS/SCHEDULE

WEEK

DATE

SUBJECT

1 Fri 29 Aug Course Introduction -- DWL
The Region....Plant Communities, the plumbing
The Everglades Information Network--Gail Clement
2 Fri 5 Sep Field Trip to Shark Valley DWL
3 Fri 12 Sep
WC-130
Geology and Hydrology
David Genereux and Jack Meeder
4 Fri 19 Sep
WC-130
Plants, native and exotic: DWL
Reptiles--Maureen Donnelly
5 Fri 26 Sep
WC-130
Animals: Birds--John Ogden
Ecosystem Processes--Ron Jones
6 Fri 3 Oct Hourly Exam On Natural History
Film (students celebrating Rosh Hashanah may request change)
7 Fri 10 Oct
WC-130
Human History:
Pre-history--Robert Carr
Seminoles/Miccosukee--Brad Bennett
8 Fri 17 Oct
need room
European and American History and the Everglades--Cesar Becarra
Establishment of the National Park--Dante Fascell
Deadline for DR and WI
9 Fri 24 Oct
WC-130
Images of the Everglades:
Painting, Photography and Film
Jim Couper? and Bill Burke
10 Fri 31 Oct
WC-130
Words and the Everglades
David Rosenberg
11 Fri 7 Nov
WC-130
Policy and Politics:
The Legal Suit and Settlement--?
The Politics of Restoration--Rock Salt
12 Thu 13 Nov Restoration Ecology Meetings
  Fri 14 Nov Nov no class, work on projects and participate in meetings
13 Fri 21 Nov Overnight Trip to Everglades
14 Sat 22 Nov Overnight Trip to Everglades
14 Fri 28 Nov Thanksgiving Vacation
15 Fri 5 Dec
WC-130
Project Presentations and reception
  Sat 6 Dec 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Everglades National Park, Florida City
16 Fri 12 Dec Final Exam

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