RIT_ES_Syllabus_Spring2008 - Introduction to Environmental...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Environmental Studies Rochester Institute of Technology STS 0508-212-02 Spring Quarter 2008 TTH 10:00am - 11:50am Building 7 Room 1350 Instructor: Prof. Michael Waschak Office: 01-1325 Office Hours: TTR, 1-2:30 Email: [email protected] Phone (585) 475-6827 & by Appointment Course Description: This course is designed to provide a broad introduction to environmental studies. The real work of the course will be approaching the readings as opportunities for analysis and creative problem solving. By the end of the term you should be familiar with a broad collection of researchers, methods, and concerns in environmental studies. It should be clear that environmental issues encompass a wide variety of issues from science and economics to ethics. In addition, each student is expected to develop the tools to clearly articulate, and argue personal positions on a variety of environmental issues. Texts: In the campus bookstore: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Classic Edition Sources: Environmental Studies by Thomas Easton Other readings labeled [MC] will be posted to MyCourses Expectations: 1. Show up on time, ready and willing to participate. Attendance is required. 2. Do your work. Readings, other than from Leopold and Easton, will be posted to MyCourses . Assignments are due at 10:05pm on their stated due date. I do not accept late assignments or provide makeup exams except for documented medical, family, or job related emergencies. I do not give incompletes so all such work must be submitted prior to the end of the term. 3. Do your own work. Please refer to the student handbook on plagiarism / academic integrity. http://www.rit.edu/%7E620www/Manual/sectionD/D8.html Grades: Final Exam 25% Mid Term Exam 25% Reading Quizzes / Homework 30% Two Short Writing Assignments 20% All writing assignments must be typed, double spaced, and no more than three double-spaced pages long. All writing assignments will be graded on five criteria, 20% each on 1.) understanding of the material, 2.) clear articulation of a solution / point of view, 3. quality of evidence, 4.) fairness to alternatives, and 5.) spelling, grammar and style. Outside sources must be correctly cited. In Class Rules: All cell phones and pagers must be turned off. I prefer that you not use computers for note taking, as they tend to be a distraction from class discussions. However, should you choose to use a computer, they are only to be used for notes. Communication, gaming, or other uses of laptop computers while in class is not permitted....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course STS 0508-212 taught by Professor Waschak during the Spring '08 term at RIT.

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