|科目の目的・到達目標||Objectives: 1) to offer an overview of the Environmental Movement; 2) to have students engage deeply in such topics as Endangered Species, Environmental Law, and Green Economic Growth. I will use documentaries and films to ensure that all students, regardless of English ability, can understand.
|授業の概要||Environmentalism 1 will focus on what has already been done, including the Rio Declaration (1992), the Kyoto Protocol (1997), and the Oslo Declaration of Sustainable Consumption (2006). Students will study the origins of the environmental movement, beginning with the Conservation Movement of the 19th century. Some of the topics the first semester: 1) Silent Spring (1962); 2) Endangered Species; 3) Back to Nature Movements/Organic Food; 4) Environmental Movement Takes Shape (1970s); 5) Earth Day (1970)—its underlying goals; 6) Environmental Laws (1970s); 7) Exponential Growth—studies on Economic Growth vs. Climate Protection; 8) The Future—what will life be like in 2050, with the world at 9 billion.
Environmentalism 2 will focus on indigenous peoples and how they have become leaders against corporate environmental destruction; it will be more on the International Environmental Movement (versus the US in the first semester) and more on what the world is doing today to address issues of Climate Change and Pollution. We will focus a little more deeply on topics introduced the first semester: the Rio Declaration (1992), the Kyoto Protocol (1997), the Oslo Declaration (2006); the Earth Summit (2012). The topics we will consider: 1) The Rise of Severe Weather Patterns; 2) Humanity’s Special Place & Responsibility; 3) Humanity’s Disconnection with Nature; 4) The Philosophy of Limitless Growth; 5) Climate Change/Earth Destruction/Species Extinction/Political Paralysis; 6) How to Live Sustainably; 7) Intelligent Design/Reducing Human Footprint; 8) The Way Forward. I hope students will gain a deep sense of what the Environmental Movement is doing and how ordinary people are contributing to it.
|授業計画||Week 1: Introduction
Student Pre-Class Preparation: Course description.
Week 2: Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson.
Week 3: The First Endangered Species Act (1966) in the United States.
Week 4: The second Endangered Species Act (1973).
Week 5: The Back to Nature Movement (1968).
Week 6: The Back to Nature Movement Today.
Week 7: The Modern Environmental Movement Takes Shape: The Positives and Negatives.
Week 8: The Modern Environmental Movement Takes Shape: Anti-technology.
Week 9: The First Earth Day (1970).
Week 10: Earth Day—consciousness-raising for greater cooperation.
Week 11: Environmental Law Takes Shape.
Week 12: Environmental Law Begins: The Lack of International Environmental Standards.
Week 13: Exponential Growth: Industrial Development versus Protection of Nature.
Week 14: Exponential Growth: Political Polarization and the loss of thirty years.
Week 15: Introduction
Week 16: The Rise of Severe Weather Patterns: The Heating Up of the Planet.
Week 17: The Rise of Severe Weather Patterns: Changes in Many Parts of the World.
Week 18: Humanity’s Special Place and Special Responsibility: Humanity’s Footprint.
Week 19: Humanity’s Special Place and Special Responsibility: Recognizing Our Impact.
Week 20: Humanity’s Disconnection With Nature: The Rise of Industrial Farming.
Week 21: Humanity’s Disconnection With Nature: Recognizing Nature’s Gifts.
Week 22: The Philosophy of Limitless Growth: The Effects of the Industrial Age.
Week 23: The Philosophy of Limitless Growth: Measures by GDP.
Week 24: Climate Change/Earth Destruction/Species Extinction/Political Paralysis.
Week 25: Climate Change/Earth Destruction/Species Extinction/Political Paralysis.
Week 26: How to Live Sustainably: Would Does It Take?
Week 27: Intelligent Design/Reducing Human Footprint: Reimagining the Future.
Week 28: Intelligent Design/Reducing Human Footprint: Actions Today.
For semester courses, first semester is week 1 to 14 second semester is week 15 to 28.
• Presentation / 発表: 10%
• Research/Practicum Assignments / 課題: 60%
• TOEFL 30%
• Presentation / 発表: 20%
• Research/Practicum Assignments / 課題: 80%
Note: Students who are absent six times or more during the year (students enrolling 2014 or before), four times or more during the semester (students enrolling 2015 or after) will receive the grade ‘F’.
|テキスト・参考文献等||All Materials Will Be Provided By Instructor|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend at least an hour per week studying textbooks, class materials, or handouts in order to prepare for the next class and also to review material studied in previous classes.|