Attaining a Sustainable Society
FISH/ENVIR 439; PBAF 595A Winter 2007
James R. Karr
Liz Perkin (TA)
General Course Information
Tuesday, 11:30-1:20 in 389 Mary Gates Hall
Course Requirements 1 & 3 Credits
1. Attend and participate in weekly lecture
2. Write a short paper summarizing the messages and lessons from the lecture series, including specific references to all lectures and the concept of key transitions discussed during the quarter. See premise on page 1. What did you learn? What did you agree or disagree with? What is your assessment of the premise, and why do you reach that conclusion? Maximum length of this paper is 3 double-spaced pages of text using 12-point type. Due 5 pm, March 8. NO COVER PAGE. Please staple. Do not use any kind of binders. No electronic submissions. Please use paper that has already been used on one side, or print on both sides of the page.
3 Credit ONLY:
3. Attend and participate in weekly discussion
4. Lead a class discussion at least once during the quarter.
5. Write either (1) an op-ed essay for submission to a newspaper on a subject from the course this quarter or (2) a letter to a political leader or agency head arguing for a particular policy decision on a subject from the course this quarter. For advice on how to write a good op-ed letter click here. For advice on how to write a good letter to a policy maker click here. First draft due: February 27. Final draft due: March 12.
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1/31:I added a link to the Governor's Sustainability Report under Links.
1/5: The Class Discussion Board is up and running. I encourage you to leave questions for me there, as the answers will then be available to others in the class who may have the same question. This is also a good forum to follow-up on discussions/ideas brought up in class. I will post a start-up question/comment once a week to stimulate discussion. LP
1/6: This week's reading is on the course reserves site LP
1/16: I have added a links page, which includes a link to the UN Millenium Ecosystem Assessment. LP
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