|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 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
Week 2: The Rise of Severe Weather Patterns: The Heating Up of the Planet.
Week 3: The Rise of Severe Weather Patterns: Changes in Many Parts of the World.
Week 4: Humanity’s Special Place and Special Responsibility: Humanity’s Footprint.
Week 5: Humanity’s Special Place and Special Responsibility: Recognizing Our Impact.
Week 6: Humanity’s Disconnection With Nature: The Rise of Industrial Farming.
Week 7: Humanity’s Disconnection With Nature: Recognizing Nature’s Gifts.
Week 8: The Philosophy of Limitless Growth: The Effects of the Industrial Age.
Week 9: The Philosophy of Limitless Growth: Measuring Happiness.
Week 10: Climate Change/Earth Destruction/Species Extinction/Political Paralysis.
Week 11: Climate Change/Earth Destruction/Species Extinction/Political Paralysis.
Week 12: How to Live Sustainably: Would Does It Take?
Week 13: Intelligent Design/Reducing Human Footprint: Reimagining the Future.
Week 14: The Way Forward: What Will the Future Look Like?
• 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.|