Thursday, January 27, 2011


ENVMT 2, Code 24164 3 units

Team Contact: Robin Freeman M.A., 434-3840,, Office hrs (call first) @ SRH; Check field day locations and time updates.

Wednesday 6:30-9:30PM at the Environmental Center, Self Reliant House
Text: Miller, G. Tyler. Living in the Environment, 14th Edition
Note: You are welcome to use other editions if you can find them used. The chapter numbers here are for Edition14; read the chapters with similar titles in other editions. See the correlations for editions 11-14; most recent is Ed, 17.

1/26 Introductions; about the course and the ENNVMT program Definitions sustainability, system, ecology

2/2 Environmental Problems, Their Causes and Solutions, Sustainability and History Reading due: Edition 14:Chapters 1, 2

2/6 Sunday, 9:15 Meet at SRH Ecosystem and Biomimicry tour; drive or carpool to hands-on work at East Oakland Boxing Association on 98th Ave Sustainability and then Sobrante Park and San Leandro Creek Green Works Development, and finally Berkeley’s Strawberry Creek Park

2/9 Urban Land Use, Economics; Chapters 25, 26; Politics, Sustainability – discussion; Chapters 27, 28;:

2/16 Science, Matter and Energy, Climate, Water, and Carbon and Geologic Cycles Chapters 3, 4, 6 Sections-1, 2, Chapters 15, 16;.
Minerals, Soil, Water Pollution; Chapters 14-3&4;

2/23 Ecosystems, Populations, Communities, Chaps 8, 9, 10;

3/2 Risk, Toxicology, Air, H2O Pollution; Chapters 19,20, 22; 24-7

3/9 Energy: Chapters 17,18; guest Bruce Douglas P.E.

3/13 Sunday Village Homes, Davis 1.5 hrs drive and/or Community Meeting planning

3/16 Forest Resources, Restoration, Global Warming: Chapters 11-3 through
11-10, 21

3/23 Population, Biodiversity, Restoration: Chapters 5, 6, 3-7, 11-1, 2, 7-10;
Pesticides, IPM, Extinctions, Conservation Biology,Chapters 11
(remaining sections) 12,13, 23;

3/30 Solid Waste, Food Resources Economics; Chapter 24-1 24-6, 24-10;

4/6 Sustainable Planning Discussion

4/13 PROJECT REPORTS DUE: Class presentations, evaluations, grades;

Spring Break

5/1 Sunday (Fri and Sat option) Redwood Forest Institute, Willits 4.5 hrs drive

Course Requirements:
• Field Days: If you schedule does not permit you to attend a field day, you may substitute a field day from another course in the Integrated Curriculum this semester.
• Weekly Assignment: Each week turn in one brief paragraph for the text reading about how the subjects affect your life in some way or, if you do not think it does, why not. How does it relate to class discussion and lecture?
• Semester Project: Choose one of the subjects from anywhere in the text or lectures and volunteer a minimum of 8 hours on a project related to how to implement it locally. It can be in the community or research or work on your own that is useful to the group or sector you choose. We hope to work with other classes this semester on the integrated curriculum in the San Leandro Creek corridor. You may also choose a project with the Environmental Program or the Brower, Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies. Write briefly where you volunteered, what you did, and what was most and least useful to you about the experience and how, or if that particular area of effort affects, or could affect the human (or other species) health and the quality of life both locally and globally. You will present your work in class. You can work in groups.
• Grade You will grade yourself based on attendance, completion of weekly reading and writing assignments, and completion of your final project. This course is required for all of the Environmental majors. Environmental Studies 2 satisfies certain UC, CSU Social Sciences requirements. You must choose a grade or CR/NC by the beginning of class.

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