Schedule & Content

Update 9/18/2020

  • ENVS 100.1: Introduction to Environment & Sustainability meets MWF
    • Section 2: 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM EST  in 207 SCSC or outside (MWF Selby Tent) or Zoom.
    • Section 1: 11:50 AM – 12:40 PM EST  in 207 SCSC or outside (WF Selby Tent) or Zoom.
      • for now, we will try to utilize the same schedule for both class sections
  • ENVS 100.2/400.1: Conversations Toward a Sustainable Future meets Tuesday at 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom.
  • ENVS 100.1 Readings: RHM = Paul Robbins, John Hintz, and Sarah A. Moore, Environment & Society: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition)

Resources for course and project:

  • ENVS 110 Course Project Library Resources
  • Holly Birk, Public Services & Science Librarian (hebirk@owu.edu)
    • Hobson Science Library, Room 282. Research help for students Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
    • Beeghly Library, Room 141 other times

Additional Resources:


Subscribe to ENVS 100.1 Calendar: see Syllabus


Krygier’s Pandemic Lecture Stylings®: We will be outside as much as possible, and it’s tough to do a regular lecture with slides. Instead, I’m going to leisurely talk through the lecture materials, while gazing at my iPad. You can follow along (on your phone or whatever) – all the stuff is on the internets – or just listen. All will be Zoomed and recorded and I’ll add the videos of each lecture to the schedule below.


Class Ceyword Compilation®: Famously known as CCC. Just so you don’t completely blamp out on all the fun concepts I talk about, I’m asking that you document two relevant keywords from each lecture topic.

The form and explanation are here.

I’ve indicated on the schedule below (and on the ENVS 100.1 Calendar: see Syllabus) when CCC’s are due.


Week 1: Environment & Sustainability & Your Backyard (Delaware, OH, for now)

Monday, Aug. 17: No class meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 18: ENVS 100.2/400.1: No class meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 19: No class meeting
Friday, Aug. 21: Delaware Run (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 2: Some Background
Read: RHM Ch. 1
Read: Your assigned RHM chapter (on Projects page)
Read: Assessing Your Environmental Values
Read Howald & Krygier “Scrappy Sustainability”

Monday, Aug. 24: What is this Class? (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Tuesday, Aug. 25: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Introduction: Overview of course; introductions; focus topics for future sessions, introduction to Project Drawdown by Dr. Laurie Anderson (video)

Wednesday, Aug. 26: Humans, Environments, and the Anthropocene (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Assign: RHM chapter (9-17) to each student (see Project Page) & read for Monday, Aug. 31 meeting. Check presentation date on this schedule.
Due: Two CCC’s on Aug. 26 lecture by Aug. 28 (form here)

Friday, Aug. 28: Catastrophe and Triumph: Scrappy Sustainability (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 3: Catastrophe and Triumph & Approaches
Read: Your assigned RHM chapter
Read: RHM Ch. 2

Monday, Aug. 31: Catastrophe and Triumph: Introduction to Course Project (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Due: Two CCC’s on Aug. 28 & 31 lectures by Sept. 2 (form here)

Tuesday, Sept. 1: (video)
ENVS 100.2: OWU Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Tree House,  etc.

ENVS 100.2: Brief notes on session, two questions, ask one during meeting
ENVS 400.1: Senior perspectives on living on campus and clubs: at least one comment during meeting.

Wednesday, Sept. 2: Discussion of Chapter Review, Values, Ideas for Specific Project Proposal (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)
Present: ideas for specific project proposal to class; email to instructor by 4 pm

Friday, Sept. 4: Approach: Population & Scarcity I (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 4: Approaches & Things
Read: Assessing Your Environmental Values
Read: RHM Ch. 9, 10, Transferable Skills

Monday, Sept. 7: No Class Meeting – Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept. 8: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Sustainability Task Force Meeting (STF): Jess Wilber, Citizens Climate Lobby: Overview and Assigning OWU Homework (video)

Wednesdaty, Sept. 9: Approach: Population & Scarcity II (no class meeting)

Due: Two CCC’s on Sept. 4 & 9 lecture by Sept. 11 (form here)

Friday, Sept. 11:  Things: students present & discuss: Carbon Dioxide, Trees  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Due: Chapter review shared  by 9 am

Week 5: Approaches
Read RHM Ch. 3

Monday, Sept. 14: Approach: Markets & Commodities I (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Tuesday, Sept. 15: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Assign Course Reflection Project, Focus Topic: Social Justice & Environmental Justice Readings: (video)

• “How John Muir’s Brand of Conservation Led to the Decline of Yosemite”
• “Cornered by Protected Areas”

Wedbesday, Sept. 16:  No class meeting: Bishop Break
Friday, Sept. 18: OWU Writing Center & Sagan ARCApproach: Markets & Commodities II (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Due: Two CCC’s on Sept. 14 & 18 lecture by Sept. 21 (form here)

Week 6: Approaches & Things
Read RHM Ch. 4, 11, 12

Monday, Sept. 21: Things: students present & discuss: Wolves, Uranium

Tuesday, Sept. 22: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Focus Topic: Social Justice & Environmental Justice: Read

“Speaking of Nature”
“How to Raise an Environmentalist”

Wedsneday, Sept. 23: Approach: Institutions & the Commons I
Friday, Sept. 25: Approach: Institutions & the Commons II

Due: Two CCC’s on Sept. 23 & 25 lecture by Sept. 28 (form here)

Week 7: Project & Things
Read RHM ch. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Monday, Sept. 28: Brief Presentation of Course Project Focus Topics

Tuesday, Sept. 29: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Focus Topic: Social Justice & Environmental Justice
ENVS 1oo.2: due: draft of Freshman/Sophomore E&S Plans for the Future Document
ENVS 400.1: due: draft of Senior E&S Achievement & Assessment Document

ENVS 100.2/400.1: Share & Comment on Documents

Wednesday, Sept. 30:
Things: students present & discuss: Tuna, Lawns
       Due: Focus topic shared by 4 pm

Friday, Oct. 2: Things: students present & discuss: Bottled Water & French Fries & E-Waste

Week 8: Stupid Missing Week

Monday, Oct. 5: How could I [Environmental Career Event 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM]

Tuesday, Oct. 6: ENVS 100.2/400.1:[Environmental Career Event 6:30 – 7:30 PM]

Wednesday, Oct. 7: leave an entire [Environmental Career Event 11:50 AM – 12:40 PM]
Friday, Oct. 9: week out of the schedule?

Week 9: Course Project: Focus Topic Sources

Monday, Oct. 12: Finding Focus Topic Sources

Tuesday, Oct. 13: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Sustainability Task Force Meeting (STF) Jess Wilber, Citizens Climate Lobby: Updates on OWU Homework

Wednesday, Oct. 14: No class meeting: Bishop Break
Friday, Oct. 16: Finding Focus Topic Sources

Week 10: Approaches & Things
Read RHM Ch. 5

Monday, Oct. 19: Approach: Environmental Ethics I

Tuesday, Oct. 20: ENVS 100.2/400.1: TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Approach: Environmental Ethics II

Due: Two CCC’s on Oct. 19 & 21 lecture by Oct. 23 (form here)

Friday, Oct. 23: Catchup and Questions

Due: Revisions of RHM Chapter Review (if needed)

Week 11: Project & Approaches
Read: RHM Ch. 6

Monday, Oct. 26: Annotated Bibliography & Specific Project Proposal & Final Presentation Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 27: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Speaker or Focus Topic Discussion led by Dr. Anderson
ENVS 100.2: Due: Read and commented on drafts of 400.1 documents

ENVS 400.1: Due: Read and commented on drafts of  100.2 documents

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Approach: Risks & Hazards I (S20: video/audio)
Friday, Oct. 30: Approach: Risks & Hazards II + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video/audio)

Due: Focus topic sources (2 books, 2 articles, 2 WWW sites, proper citation style) share by 4 pm.
Due: 
Two CCC’s on Oct. 28 & 30 lecture by Nov. 2 (form here)

Week 12: Approaches
Read RHM ch. 7

Monday, Nov. 2: Approach: Political Economy I  + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video/audio)

Tuesday, Nov. 3: ENVS 100.2/400.1: No Class Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Approach: Political Economy II  + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video/audio)
Friday, Nov. 6: Catchup, questions, etc. + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video/audio)

Due: Annotated Bibliography (250-300 words per source) share by 4 pm.
Due: 
Two CCC’s on Nov. 4 & 6 lecture by Nov. 9 (form here)

Week 13: Approaches & Projects
Read RHM ch. 8

Monday, Nov 9: Approach: Social Construction of Nature I + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video/audio)

Tuesday, Nov. 10: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Sustainability Task Force Meeting (STF): Consequences of the 2020 Presidential Election

Wednesday, Nov 11: Approach: Social Construction of Nature II + Enviro News Sharing (S20: video & audio)

Due: Two CCC’s on Nov. 9 & 11 lecture by Nov. 13 (form here)

Friday, Nov 13: Catchup, questions, etc. + Enviro News Sharing

Due: Draft of specific project proposal (2-3 pages) share by 4 pm.

Week 14: Presentations

Monday, Nov 16: Presentations of Student Projects

Tuesday, Nov. 17: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Presentations
ENVS 400.1: Seniors present 5-minute reflection on time at OWU on Zoom
ENVS 100.2: Freshmen/sophomores present 5-minute preliminary plan for future at OWU on Zoom

Wednesday, Nov 18: Presentations of Student Projects
Friday, Nov. 20: Presentations of Student Projects

Week 15: Presentations
Read RHM ch. 8

Monday, Nov 23: Presentations of Student Projects

Tuesday, Nov. 24: ENVS 100.2/400.1:
ENVS 100.2: Freshmen/sophomores present 5-minute preliminary plan for future at OWU on Zoom (S20: video/audio)

Wednesday, Nov 25: Thanksgiving Break
Friday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Break

Week 16: Presentations & Finish

Monday, Nov. 30: Presentations of Student Projects (S20: video & audio)

Due: Revisions to Annotated Bibliography and Proposal (if you choose; email instructor)

Tuesday, Dec. 1:
ENVS 100.2: Freshmen/sophomores present 5-minute preliminary plan for future at OWU on Zoom + Discussion of More Conversations 
(S20: video & audio)
ENVS 1oo.2: due: revised, final Freshman/Sophomore E&S Plans for the Future Document

ENVS 400.1: due: revised, final Senior E&S Achievement & Assessment Document

Wednesday, Dec. 2: Presentations of Student Projects (S20: video & audio)
Friday, Dec. 4:  Course Conclusions (S20: video & audio)
     

DUE: Course Project Summary & Synthesis (See Project page for details) due at end of scheduled remote final period.