Assignments for December 7, 9

albaneseMonday, December 7 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

Wednesday, December 9 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project.  Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible.  Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style.  Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for November 30, December 2, 4

albaneseMonday, November 30 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

Wednesday, December 2 – PRESENTATION DUE

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (6 copies) bearing your name and project title.

Friday, December 4 – PRESENTATION DUE

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings.  Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course.  Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length.  Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (6 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for November 16, 18, 20

hoganMonday, November 16 –

Review Dwellings; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand nature religion.

Wednesday, November 18 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

Friday, November 20 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project over the past month.  Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible.  Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for November 9, 11, 13

hoganMonday, November 9 –

Read pages 99-134 of Dwellings; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Stories of Water

The Kill Hole

Dwellings

The Voyagers

Wednesday, November 11 –

Read pages 135-159 of Dwellings; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Snake People

Porcupine

Waking Up the Rake

Walking

Friday, November 13 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

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Assignments for November 2, 4, 6

hoganMonday, November 2 –

Read pages 15-41 of Dwellings; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

The Feathers

The Bats

The Caves

All My Relations

Wednesday, November 4 –

Read pages 42-98 of Dwellings; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

What Holds the Water, What Holds the Light

A Different Yield

Deify the Wolf

Creations

Friday, November 6 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

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Assignments for October 26, 28, 30

swimmeMonday, October 26 –

Read pages 71-102 of Journey of the Universe; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

7. The Passion of Animals

8. The Origin of the Human

9. Becoming a Planetary Presence

Wednesday, October 28 –

Read pages 103-131 of Journey of the Universe; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

10. Rethinking Matter and Time

11. Emerging Earth Community

Appendix: Timeline

Friday, October 30 –

Review Journey of the Universe; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand nature religion.

hoganPreview Dwellings (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

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Assignments for October 19, 21, 23

Monday, October 19 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project.  Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources.  Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style.  Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

swimmeWednesday, October 21 –

Read pages 1-34 of Journey of the Universe; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

1. Beginning of the Universe

2. Galaxies Forming

3. The Emanating Brilliance of Stars

Friday, October 23 –

Read pages 35-69 of Journey of the Universe; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

4. Birth of the Solar System

5. Life’s Emergence

6. Living and Dying

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Assignments for October 12, 14, 16

turneyMonday, October 12 –

Review Lovelock and Gaia; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand nature religion.

Preview Journey of the Universe (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

swimmeWednesday, October 14 –

No assigned readings; in-class screening of Journey of the Universe.

Friday, October 16 –

No assigned readings; in-class screening of Journey of the Universe (continued).

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Assignments for October 5, 7, 9

turneyMonday, October 5 –

Read pages 1-46 of Lovelock and Gaia; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter I: Goldilocks’ Planet

Chapter II: Origins

Wednesday, October 7 –

Read pages 47-105 of Lovelock and Gaia; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter III: Going Public

Chapter IV: From Hypothesis to Theory

Friday, October 9 –

Read pages 106-152 of Lovelock and Gaia; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Chapter V: From Gaia to Geophysiology

Chapter VI: From Geophysiology to Earth System Science

Chapter VII: Gaia Gets Respectable

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Assignments for September 28, 30, October 2

seedMonday, September 28 –

Read pages 57-90 of Thinking Like a Mountain; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Macy, “Our Life as Gaia”

Perry, “Chief Seattle’s Message”

Macy, “Bestiary”

Fleming and Macy, “The Council of All Beings”

Wednesday, September 30 –

Read pages 91-116 of Thinking Like a Mountain; come prepared to outline each chapter and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Innes, “The Testimony of Graham Innes”

Snyder, “Gatha for All Threatened Beings”

Macy and Fleming, “Guidelines for a Council of All Beings Workshop”

“Appendix: Sample Workshop Agendas”

Friday, October 2 –

Review Thinking Like a Mountain; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand nature religion.

turneyPreview Lovelock and Gaia (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

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