Wk 10.2 – Weisman, Advising, Exam 2

  1. Quiz 11 on Weisman
  2. Weisman videos and Eco-terrorists in Lord of the Rings
  3. Advising in Winter and Spring 2020
  4. Exam 2 due Friday, 11/15 at 11:59pm
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Wk 10.1 – LaDuke, Abbey, Williams

  1. Quiz 10: LaDuke and TT Williams in the book; and Abbey’s Ecodefense 2 (Canvas/Files/Readings)
  2. Site Journals due tonight 11:59pm with a completed self-evaluation.
  3. Earth First! and ELF videos.
  4. Discuss activism readings and videos.
  5. HW: Read Weisman in Canvas/Files. Assign Exam #2 on W 11/13.
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Wk 9.2 – B. Kingsolver, Jensen, Pollan

  1. Quiz: B. Kingsolver, Jensen, Pollan
  2. Revised Schedule
  3. Site Journal: Scoring Guide, Adding Links, Audience Awareness, Self-Evaluation
  4. An Inconvenient Truth clip 1 on global warming and ending, B. Kingsolver, M. Pollan, D. Jensen and Fracking
  5. HW: Read Abbey (Canvas/Files), Williams and LaDuke (in Lit and Environment). Visit Site one more time. Site journal due M 11/11 at 11:59pm
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Naturalist’s Site Journal: Reflection and Self-Evaluation

A couple reminders: 1) Site journals are due on M 11/11 at 11:59pm, with a completed self-evaluation. You should visit and document your site again this weekend. 2) Be sure to complete the self-evaluation (see below) and put it on your blog as a post or page.

Please answer these questions and include them as a post in your final site journal. Do not make this the lead entry in your Site Journal. You can make your self-evaluation its own page, not post.

1. What is the strongest entry in the site journal? Why?
2. What did you enjoy about this assignment? Why?
3. What was difficult or challenging about the assignment? What could be improved in your site journal, or what do you wish you had done differently?
4. How did you synthesize your entries as you completed the final version of the site journal?
5. What risks – in the writing, images, ideas – did you take in the site journal?
6. What did you learn about your site and about nature writing by completing the site journal?

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Wk 8.2: Orr, Fracking, Presentation

  1. Quiz
  2. Registration check-in.
  3. Encountering Stories tonight. 6-7:30pm in AAC Special Events Room. Attend, listen, reflect, and complete Canvas discussion post by Friday for some extra credit.
  4. Site Journals: feedback to latest post available. Unsure of yours? See Em of the Earth. 
  5. Discussion Post 6 due Friday.
  6. Grizzly Man = eco-feminist?
  7. Trump’s EPA presentation
  8. Fracking in Colorado: Dear Governor Hickenlooper (documentary)
  9. US Energy Information Association, 2017 CO2 Emissions
  10. HW: Read Pollan, Jensen, and B. Kingsolver in the book. Complete new Site Journal entry (with snowy pics).
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Wk 8.1: Carson, Steingraber, Gasland

  1. Quiz on Carson and Steingraber’s “The Whole Fracking Enchilada”
  2. Encountering Stories: W 10/30, 6-7:30pm. Attend, listen, engage, eat some food, write a response for Extra Credit.
  3. Group Presentation: President Trump’s EPA
  4. Timothy Treadwell – eco-feminist?
  5. Gasland
  6. HW: Read: Orr’s “Reflections on Oil and Water” in book, and read the NYTimes’ “In Colorado, a Bitter Battle Over Oil, Gas and Environment Comes to a Head” (Canvas/Files/Readings) and Westword’s “How Colorado Became Ground Zero in America’s Energy Wars” 
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Wk 7.2: Whitman, Wilson, Grizzly Man

  1. Wilson and Whitman Quiz
  2. Presentation: Love my Impossible Burger
  3. Wilson/Whitman discussion
  4. Grizzly Man
  5. Discussion Post 5 due Friday.
  6. HW: visit site, read Carson, read Steingraber (Canvas/Files/Readings)
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Week 7 Day 1

  1. Career Center: CVs and Resumes (see Canvas/Files/CVs and Career Services)
  2. Erdrich quiz
  3. Registration – make sure you don’t have any holds.
  4. Ecofeminism
  5. Louise Erdrich and “Line of Credit”
  6. Buzz, Buzz
  7. Grizzly Man
  8. Encountering Stories: W 10/30, 6-7:30pm. Attend, listen, engage, eat some food, write a response for Extra Credit.

 

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Week 6.2 – Houston, Lopez, Kerouac

  1. Quiz: Lopez, Kerouac, Houston
  2. Advising Reminders.
  3. Group Presentation 2
  4. Pam Houston
  5. Jack Kerouac – need a summer lookout job?
  6. Barry Lopez
  7. The Great Chain of Being
  8. Grizzly Man
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Wk 6.1: Leopold, London, Grizzly Man

  1. Indigenous People’s Day
  2. Quiz: Leopold and London
  3. Advising Reminder
  4. Winter 2020 WRIT Courses
  5. Beth Wade, Career Services
  6. Leopold and London
  7. Grizzly Man
  8. HW: Read: Lopez, Kerouac, Houston
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