Course OverviewIn this course, we will use the fundamental concepts of sustainability and resilience to evaluate the ways that humans have altered the environment in historical and contemporary contexts. In particular we will seek to develop a view of mutually beneficial human/environmental interaction and explore human practices from the perspective of mutual environmental benefit.
Required: Walker, Bryan. Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World. Island Press, 2006. ISBN: 1597260932.
Optional: Zolli, Andrew and Ann Marie Healy. Resilience. Free Press, 2012. ISBN: 1451683804
As a part of this course, you will produce work in which you will acquire knowledge and practice skills that contribute to developing proficiency in
Upon Successful completion of this course, a student will be able to
Learning Activities and Points
Case Study Analyses (25 pts x 5)
Hot Topic Discussions on reading assignments (25 pts x 6)
Developing Resilience - Galveston Island Case Study (collaborative) (100 pts)
Reflective Learning Logs (25 pts x 6)
Final Exam (100 pts)
Total = 625 pts
If you need assistance with a learning, physical or psychological disability that may affect your academic progress, you are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Director at (405)491-6694 (M-F 8:00-5:00). All students with disabilities are encouraged to seek assistance.
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