TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

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 Week Class dates  Weekly theme  Cunningham/Saigo pages  Gedicks pages   Other reading Assignment / guest / exam
Week 1 Jan. 26, 28 INTRODUCTION  17-31  1-14 None Tsunami case study
Week 2 Jan. 31, Feb. 2, 4 FOSSIL FUELS  408-416  41-84 Drowning Freedom in Oil (NY Times) Choose press release topic by Fri., Feb. 4
Week 3 Feb. 7, 9, 11 NUCLEAR  416-426  None Video, testimony on 1986 Chernobyl disaster and aftermath

Philippines case study

Dreamweaver training,Thurs. Feb. 10 (6-7 pm) Phillips 186

Week 4 Feb. 14, 16, 18 DAMS  368-371, 446-447  150-54 Feb. 21 class discussion articles on India or China or Slovakia Claire Schmidt on Manitoba dams, Feb. 16
Week 5 Feb. 21, 23, 25 WARFARE None   181-97

Press release due on Mon., Feb. 21

Class chooses website. Previous sites: 2002 2003 2004

Week 6 Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 4 WATER USE 361-367, 372-374, 389-391  None Blue Gold by Maude Barlow Choose human interest topic by Mon., Feb. 28; begin making contacts
Week 7 Mar. 7, 9, 11 SUSTAINABILITY 428-452  None Time magazine, New York Times article series

Dreamweaver website trainings

Review Fri., Mar. 11

Week 8 Mar. 14, 16, 18 None  None MIDTERM I, Mon. Mar. 14 STUDY GUIDE Work on human interest topic and class website
Week 9 Mar. 30, Apr. 1 GLOBAL WARMING/ AIR POLLUTION 316-325, 337-340 None Gelbspan and Singer et al for class debate, Mon., Apr. 4 Work on human interest topic and class website
Week 10 Apr. 4, 6, 8 MINING 295-300 15-37; 91-122

Work on human interest topic and class website

Choropampa- Peru mine video, Wed., Apr. 6

Al Gedicks on Colombia, Fri., Apr. 8

Week 11 Apr. 11, 13, 15 TOXICS 153-166, 455-473 None Exercise on 1984 Bhopal disaster

Work on human interest topic and class website

Human interest paper due on Wed., April 13

Review Fri., April 15.

Week 12 Apr. 18, 20, 22 FORESTRY  240-254  None MIDTERM II, Mon. April 18 STUDY GUIDE Work on class website
Week 13 Apr. 25, 27, 29 PARKLANDS  264-281  None Rubber Jungle video on Chico Mendes / Amazon rubber tappers Work on class website
Week 14 May 2, 4, 6 AGRICULTURE AND FOOD  170-193  None "Beef Inc." video on cattle industry Class website done Mon., May 2. Put on W drive and hand in printout.
Week 15 May 9, 11, 13 POPULATION & ENVIRONMENT  124-142 None The Limits of Carrying Capacity by Ben Wisner

Final website corrections due Fri., May 13., 4:00 pm on W drive; hand in both old & new printouts in class!

Final Exam review Fri., May 13

Week 16 MOVEMENTS (optional)  543-564 145-48, 197-99

FINAL EXAM

STUDY GUIDE

Thursday, May 19, 1:00-2:50 pm in the classroom

Final revised class webpage due; print-out attached to marked-up first draft.