For all students: Read all selections.
Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (Forward and "Wilderness" section)
Carson, Silent Spring (chapter 9)
Brundtland Report ("Our Common Future"; chapter 2)
McDonough, The Hannover Principles (excerpts)
Read all selections.
Email the writing assignment (selected students only) or paragraph response (all other students) to me no later than 11:00 am on the day of class. Writing assignments can be sent as attachments (PDF or word.doc). Paragraph reponses can be embedded directly into the body of the email.
Read all selections. Choose any two and compare similarities and differences in their attitudes towards, and use of, science, morality, and ideology to make their arguments.
Be prepared to read (or otherwise present) a condensed version of your paper in class (7–10 minutes).
Paper should be 1000–1300 words, or approximately 3–4 typed pages, 1.5 line spacing.
Write a short (1-paragraph) response to a sentence extracted from one of the readings that you found interesting or provocative. Provide a footnote citation for the quotation you have chosen using the "notes and bibliography system."1
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