Course Syllabus


Welcome to ESRM 100. Here is some basic information about this course, click on the Syllabus and Course Schedule PDF links to download detail information about this course such as grading, expectations, major assignments, due dates, and more. 

Instructor:  Rob Harrison
Office hours:

By appointment only in Bloedel 318

TA Office hours:
Lynn Monday 2:00-4:00pm Bloedel 340
Jason Tuesday 10:00-12:00pm Bloedel 214
Amelia Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm Bloedel 214
Stephani Thursday 8:00-10:00am Bloedel 340
Cole Friday 3:00-5:00pm Bloedel 214
Anna Friday 9:00-11:00am Bloedel 340
Course (TA) email:
Contact TAs for questions about the class, course material, and requirements
How to email us (VERY important):

Make sure and head up each message with a subject line as follows:

ESRM100 "subject" "firstname" "lastname" "studentnumber"

Where "subject" is the subject of your message, "firstname" is your first name, "lastname" is your last name and "studentnumber" is your student number, particularly if you are not using a UW email address to send your message.
Number of Credits: 

5   -   If you are taking this course for W credit, please find detailed instructions on how to complete the W credit requirements on the W-credit Rough Draft assignment page:

Required Textbook:  Friedland, A., Relyea, R., and Courard-Hauri, D. Essentials of Environmental Science, First edition. New York, NY: Freeman and Company, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-4641-0075-8 
Class Project The class project makes up 20% of your grade. Find the class project options here: Project Information

The average grade for this class is a 3.3. If necessary, grades will be "curved" up at the end of the quarter to achieve this average. Please see detailed information about course grading. Information about how to appeal a grade can be found here. 

Grades are based on the following assignments:

Project Topic


Class Project


Discussion Posts


Weekly Quizzes (two lowest quiz scores are dropped)


Best Two of Three Exams



Download Syllabus as a printable PDF document

Download Course Schedule as a printable PDF document



The schedule below is automatically generated for this course and contains a list of assignments and due dates in the table. The calendar located in the upper right hand corner of this page highlights the due dates of all the assignments. Hovering over that date will highlight the corresponding assignment in the Schedule table.

Course Summary:

Date Details Due