Resilience in Socio-Ecological Systems

MW 1:30-3:20, Denny 401

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1. Key Concepts
2. Key Concepts Cont.
3. Sustainability
4. China Example
5. Commons
6. Anthropology
7. Management
8. Critiques
9. Resonances

The Resilience Alliance
Ecology and Society
There are four requirements for this seminar:
  • First, you need to come to class and do the readings for each week before that week's class, and to post questions or comments on the readings before each day's session. There is no point in having a seminar if people haven't read what they need to read to take a meaningful part in the discussion.
  • Second, you need to do a project that evaluates whether resilience thinking provides greater insight into that system and its historical changes than you would otherwise have. This project will consist of several steps, including
    • posting an idea and commenting on two other people's ideas
    • posting a summary or outline of your argument
    • compiling an annotated bibliography
    • A ten to fifteen-minute report on the topic of your paper at one of the last two class sessions, to be subjected to a ten-minute discussant report by another student and five minutes of general discussion. Probably you will want to do a PowerPoint or Keynote show as part of your presentation, but it's not required. Your presentation will count 25 percent of your grade.
    • A final paper, 4000-6000 words, due by email on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. The final paper will count 60 percent of your grade.
  • Third, you need to give a ten-minute discussion/critique of another student's presentation as part of one of the last four sessions. This critique will count 15 percent of your grade.