Frequently Asked Questions
"What is the best way to take notes and study for this class?"
Here are some general tips that I have found usefully on
developing good study habits and on
"Are there Powerpoint lectures available online for AEC 360?
The text of all powerpoint lectures are available nearly
verbatim in the skeletal lecture notes. The actual
powerpoint presentations are not available.
FAQ's specifically for registration
"I have tried to register in AEC 360, but TRACS tells me that
the class is restricted. Can I get into this class?"
"The lab section I want or need is full. Is there any way
that I can get into that section?"
AEC 360 is a required course for many Biological Sciences,
Zoology, Fish, Wildlife&Conservation, and Environmental
Sciences students. Because of the place the course occupies
in the major sequences, it is critical that these majors have a
reasonable opportunity to fit the course into their
Some lab section times fill up early on. Because the lab only
holds so many studentsand we only have equipment for that number of
students, my policy is not to overload any given lab section.
Therefore, 'full' really is full. Overloading is also
not fair to those students who enrolled in that section early and
would have to wait longer to use limited equipment and find it
harder to get the assistance they need from the Graduate Teaching
What to do if you can't get the lab section you want or need?
Until the end of the first week of classes, work through the
TRACS system. My experience is that these scheduling problems
are typically resolved well before classes begin as people enrolled
change their schedules.
"Can I sign up for the lecture but not the lab?"
AEC360L is a required co-requisite for AEC360, and there are no
exceptions. Please make sure to sign up for both the lecture
and the lab.