Energy & Society - Sci 321   Fall 2006

syllabus

working concept diagram

week one & two

class topic reading assignment Abbey
1 intro population & consumption notes ecofpt  
2 Pop & ecology newnotes wksht  
3 quiz

film: koyannisqatsi

class comments quiz answers above click on working concept diagram

short review via email to instr on film

energy consump article due

 
4 energy & household use online notes

pdf notes

24 hr fieldwork exam due 10/10 Tues discussion 1 chap1-4

 

week three & four

5 energy explained class notes

term project guidelines

24 hr project due

100word review of article topic this week due

 
6 electricity in the west - Cadillac Desert

pdfnotes

enotes

 

E=mc-squared 4 questions from tuesday completed answers

email assignment

discussion 2 chap 5-7
7 non-renewables coal/gas/oil video-Hopi Land   24hr project returned

team groups meet today in class

 
8 nuclear decommissioning & yucca mtn. nuclear article   discussion 3 chap 8-10
energy field trip to Port of Tillamook Bay Digester 10/20 friday leave PSU at 9am (meet at 8:45)

pollution is merely a resource that isn’t being used properly...Buckminister Fuller

article

 

week five

9 externalities human causes of global change

44, 45, 46, 47, 51

 

   
10 global warming & greenhouse effect greenhouse effect

gw1 gw2

notes

  discussion 4 chap 11-13

 

half way there

 

week six & seven

11 ecosystems & biodiversity notes case study  
12 natural capital     discussion 5 chap 14-17
13 ecological design video house    
14 energy efficiency & conservation   fieldwork exam 2 discussion 6 chap 18-23

field trip portland renewables 11/10-fieldwork exam 2

 

week eight & nine

15 solar land use article field reports due

exams due

 
16 wind wind power article   discussion 7 chap 24-27
17 biomass & alternative fuels (biodiesel)      
18

no school Thanksgiving

      discussion 8 chap 28-29

 

week ten- (last week of class)

19 Redesign America   class project  
20 overview   Monkey Wrench Gang Essay due discussion 9 chap 29 & epilogue

 

Final Presentations Dec 5 Tuesday 10:15-12:30am