Schedule & Content

Update 12/2/2020

  • 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:

Additional Resources:


Subscribe to ENVS 100.1 Calendar: see Syllabus


Starting September 21 ENVS 100.1 is all Zoom until further notice.

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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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

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

Wedsneday, Sept. 23: Approach: Institutions & the Commons I (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)
Friday, Sept. 25: Approach: Institutions & the Commons II (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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

Monday, Sept. 28: Brief Presentation of Course Project Focus Topics (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Tuesday, Sept. 29: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Focus Topic: Discussion of Outside Activities Group for OWU (video)
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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)
       Due: Focus topic shared by 4 pm

Friday, Oct. 2: Things: students present & discuss: Bottled Water & French Fries (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 8: Water Management Careers & The Last Thing
Read RHM ch. 17

Monday, Oct. 5: Environmental Career Event 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM (Zoom Recording)

Tuesday, Oct. 6: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Environmental Career Event 6:30 – 7:30 PM (Zoom Recording)

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Environmental Career Event 11:50 AM – 12:40 PM (Zoom Recording)
Friday, Oct. 9: Things: students present & discuss: E-Waste (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 9: Course Project: Focus Topic Sources

Monday, Oct. 12: Finding Focus Topic Sources (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14: No class meeting: Bishop Break
Friday, Oct. 16: Finding Focus Topic Sources (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Week 10: Approaches & Project
Read RHM Ch. 5

Monday, Oct. 19: Approach: Environmental Ethics I (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Tuesday, Oct. 20: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Read & discuss: (Zoom Recording)

Apocalyptic fires are ravaging the world’s largest tropical wetland
• Fires Char the Pantanal
• Fires continue to ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Approach: Environmental Ethics II (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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

Friday, Oct. 23: Questions session: Finding Sources: six sources due Friday, October 30 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Tuesday, Oct. 27: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Read and discuss: (Zoom Recording)

• 9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher (Orion)
• How Am I Going to Be Perceived as a Black Man With Binoculars? (Vanity Fair) (also, PDF)
• I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet (Washington Post)
• On the Stubborn Whiteness of Environmentalism (Inside Higher Ed)

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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)
Friday, Oct. 30: Approach: Risks & Hazards II (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Day of Delicate Detachment (everyone BYO contribution)
Friday, Nov. 6: Approach: Political Economy II  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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: Political Economy III  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

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 I  (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Friday, Nov 13:  Approach: Social Construction of Nature II (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Due: Draft of specific project Grant proposal (2-3 pages) share by 4 pm.
Due: 
Two CCC’s on Social Construction lectures by Nov. 13 (form here)

Week 14: Presentations

Monday, Nov 16: No Class Meeting!

Tuesday, Nov. 17: ENVS 100.2/400.1: Read & Discuss + Presentations (video)

• Watch Talking Climate (YouTube) [1.5 hours, so pace yourself]

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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Section 2: Fornara, Bauer, Paulick, Alena Arnold
Section 1: Spencer, DeMuth, Guenzel, Jones

Friday, Nov. 20: Presentations of Student Projects (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Section 2: Bode, Leonard, Pierce
Section 1: Steed, Vandervelde, Warner, Shakarashvili

Week 15: Presentations
Read RHM ch. 8

Monday, Nov 23: Presentations of Student Projects (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Section 2: Pois, Murphy, Jurawitz, Eyerman
Section 1: Rose, Ricks, Reddy, Johnson

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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Section 2: Cox, Burns, Brock, Birk-Petri
Section 1: Nagel, Geist, Edwards

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 

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 (Section 2 Video | Section 1 Video)

Section 2: Kaitlin Arnold, Gabbe
Section 1: Croswell, Caylee Bennett, Tanner Bennett, Parr, McKee

Friday, Dec. 4:  Course Conclusions
     

DUE: Course Project Summary & Synthesis (See Project page for details) due Tuesday, December 10, by 9:30 pm, the end of the scheduled remote final period.