Energy & Society - Sci 321   spring 2007

syllabus

working concept diagram

wpe2.jpg (16518 bytes) ecofootprint of class

week one & two

class topic reading assignment Abbey
1

4/3

intro

what is energy

 

class notes

 

answers to 4 questions  
2

4/5

world energy

film: koyannisqatsi

Goudie p. 6, 9
film review

due 4/10

 
3

4/10

film: An Inconvenient Truth   film review due 4/17 questions for film due Tuesday 4/17
4

4/12

coal/oil/gas   team groups meet today in class discussion 1 chap1-4

 

week three & four

5

4/17

electricity in the west - Cadillac Desert

 

new notes of lecture today and last week

 

pdfnotes

enotes

Goudie p. 87, 133-137, 126-127, 129, 141

 

top 100 power plants

EPA  Energy Impacts

power plants in oregon

flow diagram on energy due tuesday 4/24
 
6

4/19

film: Cadillac Desert   film review in class

team groups meet today in class

discussion 2 chap 5-7
7

4/24

methane methane notes (pdf 4.3mb)

methane notes w/o photos (pdf 2mb)

 

Goudie p. 138-139, 90-96
 
 

Extra Credit Option: 10pts due 5/3

Hot Politics

video online 4/25

1 page max, What are the manipulations of science that support the continued "doubt" whether global warming is real and whether it is man-made or natural causes?

 
8

4/26

field trip

Tillamook Digester

group1 thursday and group 2  Friday

  field trip questions & letter (addressed to Tillamook County Commissioners) due 5/1

 

discussion 3 chap 8-10

(next week)

energy field trip to Port of Tillamook Bay Digester 

Group 1

4/26 Thursday meet at 12(noon) @ coffee shop leave PSU at 12:15

Group 2

4/27friday (meet at 8:45)  @ coffee shop leave PSU at 9am

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

article

 

week five

9

5/1

nuclear decommissioning & yucca mtn.

human consumption

human causes of global change

44, 45, 46, 47, 51

Goudie p. 36-37, 43, 47, 51-52, 191, 194

nuclear article

flow diagram example for car

please read the IPCC 2007 report

by clicking on Union of Concerned Scientists webpage

UCS report on Exxon debunking science

Quiz for those that did not make the Tillamook Digester Tour (notes on Methane & on Digester web page info)
10

5/3

energy in natural processes and human consumption

global warming &

the greenhouse effect

 

greenhouse effect

gw1 gw2

notes

 

Goudie p. 24-25, 27, 30-31, 33 155-161,
team groups meet today in class

complete flow diagrams for nuclear & digester

write letters for digester & discuss

discussion 4 chap (8-10 &11-13)

 

half way there

 

week six & seven

11

5/8

 

transportation group field study

 

film: Artic Oil

Extreme Oil @ pbs.org

energy flow diagram

pdf

   
12

5/10

guest lecture

biodiesel as a solution

SeQuential

GoBiodiesel

 

Oil/Biodiesel assignment

no group meeting for Abbey discussion (email comments within group)

discussion 5 chap 14-17

questions to answer

 

13

5/15

the biosphere

greenhouse effect

and the other 20% of the USA's oil fix - Louisiana (short film)

biosphere notes

louisiana chart one, two, three and notes

GHeffect equation one and two (exercise try A=.35 and F=.85)

greenhouse effect

Transportation field study due today  
14

5/17

film: ecological design

Transportation field study discussion

 

  ecohunt project issued due

team groups meet today in class

oil/biodiesel project due

discussion 6 chap 18-23

questions for discussion:

 

Events:

Paul Hawken @ Bagdad Theatre 7pm  $5 "Paul Hawken, one of the world's most influential environmentalists, reveals a worldwide grassroots movement of hope and humanity in BLESSED UNREST: HOW THE LARGEST MOVEMENT IN THE WORLD CAME INTO BEING AND WHY NO ONE SAW IT COMING.

A description of humanity's collective genius and the unstoppable movement to reimagine our relationship to the environment and one another, BLESSED UNRENT will become a classic in its field— a touchstone for anyone concerned about our future." www.mcmenamins.com

 

Village Building Convergence May 18-27th by City Repair

Sustainable Living Roadshow @ the VBC

 

 

 

week eight & nine

15

5/22

solar land use article    
16

5/24

wind & garbage using the land
Goudie p.172-177

wind power article

Once and future landfills by Bill Rathje landfills.pdf

team groups meet today in class discussion 7 chap 24-27
17

5/29

 

hydrogen experiment in class

Goudie p. 141, 185-188, 191, 194

hydrogen as a fuel for cars

24hour challenge  
18

5/31

film:Shimizu City house team groups meet today in class

Ecohunt due today

discussion 8 chap 28-29

 

week ten- (last week of class)

19

6/5

shimizu essay

monkey wrench discussion

group time

Goudie p. 53-56,72-73, 205-206, 208-209, 218-221, 226-234
 

Monkey Wrench Gang Essay due at Final 6/14

guidelines

 
20

6/7

review

Monkey Wrench Finale

group 8 presentation

G8 germany 6-8 june 2007

G8+5 feb 2007 Wash DC

Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change Confernece 2005

blog

24hour exp due today

Turn The Tide due

discussion 9 chap 29 & epilogue

 

Final Presentations June 14 Thursday 10:15-12:05

guidelines