Finishing up ENVS 399: Spring 2020

It was an interesting semester…

To wrap up the semester please create a new posting for this blog and include the material in part 1 below. In addition, write up a brief reflection on the course (part 2). Send part 2 to Krygier (don’t post).

Due: Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 10:11pm (or sooner)

I believe you will be asked to do an online evaluation of the course for this spring (via email, by the University, not me). Please do that evaluation!

  1. Create a new posting on the Blog
    1. Briefly comment on the readings we did prior to starting work on projects early in the semester. Just a sentence or two for each, with your thoughts.
    2. Update (if needed) and link to your summary of the project work you did prior to spring break, and the pandemic break. You should have created and posted this material already.
    3. Summarize your work post-spring break, on the Earth Day Week efforts. Please reflect on the impact of the events, and ideas for making them work better (in hindsight).
  2. Create a reflection document and send to Krygier
    1. One paragraph or so: Review Reading 14 (I don’t believe we got to discuss this) which is about Assessing Your Environmental Values (this is part of the new ENVS 100.1 course). Jot down a paragraph about your own environmental values, using the terms and concepts on that page. How do your efforts in this class relate to these values?
    2. One page or so: your thoughts on the course, its structure, and the way we worked out the goals (projects) both before and after the apocalypse. Document 3 things that worked well, and 3 that could use some work and/or ideas for what the course should focus on. Your suggestions for next year are very much appreciated.
    3. One page or so: Assess what you did and your role in the class. Review the rather broad and impossibly deep course learning objectives (on the class syllabus) and reflect on the role each played in the course, in general, but with attention to your own personal efforts. Describe if you believe you achieved these learning goals in this course. If so, describe specifically how you put these goals into practice in the course. If not, describe why you did not meet the learning goals. How do you think this course could have better prepared you to reach unreached learning objectives? Do this with the entire class in mind, including before and after spring break: I realize that many of the course plans went out the window, so just do your best in this section.
    4. What do you want for a grade in this course? Why?

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