Monday, September 3, 2012

Instructions for seminar 2 (Wed + Fri this week)

Forwarded from Greger Henrisson at the Division for Environmental Strategies Research (FMS):


In this seminar we will discuss the readings for the seminar with issues highlighted by you as our point of departure. You therefore have to bring discussion topics, printed on a sheet of paper, to the lecture. Don't forget to sign/print your name on the paper = proof of attendance at the seminar.

‘Discussion topics’ means a couple of questions or reflections in relation to ideas, messages or statements from at least two of the texts. You should write about 100-200 words (1/4 - 1/2 page of text). Your reflections and questions will be discussed during the seminar. And remember, don’t write a review – highlight issues you find intriguing.

The last 10 minutes of the seminar will be reserved for a ‘mini quiz’ regarding the readings for the previous lectures. This quiz will help us teachers see that all students can get a ‘pass’ on this part of course. The questions in the quiz will be based on those concepts in the readings that were highlighted by the lecturers.

Readings for the seminar:

Heinberg, Richard (2010) What Is Sustainability? Published in Heinberg & Lerch (eds.), "The post-carbon reader: Managing the 21st century's sustainability crisis. Note: Available online and as a pdf in Bilda.

David J.C. MacKay (2009). 10-page synposis of his book, "Sustainable energy: Without the hot air". Note: Available online and as a pdf in Bilda.

Brown, Lester (2009). "Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization". Read chapter 8, "Restoring the Earth", pages 192-215. Note: available online.

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