1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of environmental issues in the North and the South 2. Develop critical thinking skills 3. Build English vocabulary and communication skills
This course introduces various environmental issues we face today. Using movie documentaries, online activities as well as readings, we will explore the problems from various perspectives and develop solutions through problem solving and futures thinking.
We will use online materials and a reading packet will be distributed in class.
Students are required to read assigned materials prior to class and be prepared to actively participate in class.
Reading assignments, class discussions, individual presentations, group research project and final paper
１．Introduction to the course syllabus ２．Differences in consumer lifestyles: North and South ３．Documentary on lifestyle: USA and Nepal ４．Ecological Footprint ５．Group presentations ６．Global Warming and environmental refugees ７．Global governance for the environment ８．Case studies in extinction: North and South ９．Environmental movements in the North and the South 10．Water security and human conflict 11．Natural disaster and human conflict 12．Community movement for sustainable development 13．Concept of fair trade for sustainable development 14．Documentary on environmental community leaders 15．Research project presentations and final evaluation
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