Seminar 08


Environmental Science


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Seminar Learning Objective:
       Upon completion of this seminar be able to demonstrate knowledge of food




What "To Do" Checklist for Week 08:

     1. Read this week’s seminar, prepare the seminar report as indicated and submit before 12:00 midnight of day seven.

         The Seminar Template - 08 will provide a fill-in-the-blank format for you report. This will make your job easier. 

         Each Report has four sections:

 a. Objectives/Guide Questions OR Quiz

b. Application

c. Extending the Seminar - Web Research

d. Seminar Summary and Final Thoughts   

    2. Also post the ”Summary and Final Thoughts”, to this Discussion Board.   

    3. There are no discussion questions this week.   

    4.  Take the final exam before 12:00 midnight of day seven.   

    5. All CONNECT assignments must be completed by 12:00 midnight of day 5 of week 8.



 What to Read for this Seminar

    Lecture :: (Click to Read)

    Textbook: (Read the following)  





Seminar 08 Reading Assignment





Food and Hunger



Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices



CONNECT is an internet based companion, to your textbook, site that is designed to supplement your textbook and is required for this seminar. (see Syllabus) Go to the Connect site, select the assigned chapter(s) listed above, and complete the activities. All CONNECT assignments must be completed by 12:00 midnight of day 5 of week 8.


The Seminar Report 

     Part A- Write out  Objectives/ Guide Questions - OR Quiz

The “Objectives/Guide Questions” identifies the specific learning outcomes for this topic.  Read the "Objectives/Guide Questions" carefully and develop referenced answers. There are twoochoices to demonstrate your mastery of the Objectives/Guide Questions.. 


The first choice is to prepare detailed answers to the objectives/guide questions, with references. Click on the hotlink copy the Objectives/ Questions and Paste into Your Seminar Report.


The second choice is to take a quiz, based on the Objectives/Guide Questions. The quiz must be taken before the seminar "Due Date" and is available in the virtual classroom. The quiz is multiple-choice with 20 questions.  Please Note: quizzes are available only during the week for their seminar. You may retake a quiz up to three times and you will receive the highest score.


Please do not do both as you will force me to select one of the scores.


     Part B- Application

Read the application and obtain the required information to complete the application. 

     This seminars application is: Genetically Engineered Foods   (Click to Select)


    Part C- Extending the Seminar - Web Research

Select a website of your choice, from the ones provided (Web Resources) and:
1. Include a picture of the web site. Include the URL and part of one of the web pages.
2. Describe the contents of the site.
3. List a minimum of two facts.
4. List a minimum two opinions.
5. Indicate how the website relates to the seminar.


    Part D- Summary and Final Thoughts - This part is composed of two paragraphs.

1. Seminar Summary. The first paragraph is a summary of the concepts presented in the seminar - Be specific.

2. Final Thoughts. The second paragraph draws together your thoughts, feelings, and how this seminar relates to your life. 

     Post your "Summary and Final Thoughts" to the virtual classroom/ Discussion Board before the evening of day six.

     Also include the "Summary and Final Thoughts in your seminar report.




Submit the completed seminar report, before 12:00 midnight of the "Due Date" as an attachment to an email sent to Your seminar report will be evaluated using a Grading Rubric or grading sheet. The rubric will be used to evaluate your assignment and will be returned to you for your review.





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