ANTH 469A | ENVIR 495F

GROWING STUFF
Ecology, Economy, and Politics of Resource-Extraction Ecosystems

Spring Quarter 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:50, MEB 235
Field trips Saturdays April 19, May 3, and May 31

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READINGS
Introduction
Forest General
Forest Local
Forest Post-Mortem
Aquaculture Local
Aquaculture Post-Trip
Aquaculture Global
Dairy General
Dairy Local
Dairy Post-Mortem

FIELD TRIPS
Forest Products
Aquaculture
Dairy

ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS Forest Products
Shellfish
Dairy

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

To pass this class, students are required to complete all of the following tasks, some of them graded and some not:
  • Complete the readings for each section. The readings, along with the field trips, are the basic sources of information.
  • Serve as a presenter or discussant for some of the readings for each unit. We will assign presenters and discussants before each unit.
  • Post on the Class Discussion Board a 200 word or longer (requirements vary from day to day) comment on the readings for each class (other than the post-mortems) by midnight the night before class (This timing is to give me time to read and comment either the previous evening or between 7 and 9).
  • Go on all three field trips. If you can't go, there is no way to make them up.
  • Keep a field journal on each trip, and use it as a basis for your comments posted on the discussion board on the days of the post-mortem classes for the three trips.
  • Write a 1500-2000 word essay on an assignment related to each type of ecosystem, and turn it in to the instructor by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday following the last class session of that unit.