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James Karr
FISH 439
Seattle Campus

Attaining a Sustainable Society

Discusses diverse environmental issues, the importance of all areas of scholarship to evaluating environmental challenges, and the connections between the past and the future, to reveal integrative approaches to protect the long-term interests of human society. Offered: jointly with ENVIR 439.

Class description

You will discuss diverse environmental issues, the importance of all areas of scholarship to evaluating environmental challenges, and the connections between the past and the future, to reveal integrative approaches to protect the long-term interests of human society.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

1-CREDIT SECTION: A series of lecturers from diverse disciplines address the premise of the course and look to our future.

3-CREDIT SECTION: Same as for 1-credit section plus weekly discussion of how the past shapes the present and future.

Recommended preparation

A serious interest in learning about the complex and often conflicting views on what is necessary for long-term sustainability of human society.

Class assignments and grading

1-CREDIT SECTION: Short paper summarizing lecture series messages and lessons.

3-CREDIT SECTION: Short paper summarizing lecture series messages and lessons, lead class discussion at least once, including synposis/outline of key points in assigned reading, and short term paper relating to lecture/discussion sessions focusing on topic you wish to learn about.

1-CREDIT SECTION: Class attendance and participation, short paper.

3-CREDIT SECTION: Class attendance and participation; short paper; leading class discussion, and term paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Linda Murdock
Date: 01/18/2007