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C ENV 590 A   /  PBAF 599 C    SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENT

 

Week-by week syllabus

 

Introduction

 

1. Jan. 6   Issue-focused versus pan-environmental reference frames. Agenda setting.

            David Domke, Communications

            Ann Bostrom, Evans School

 

2. Jan. 13   More about Agenda setting. Understanding how policymaking works in practice.

            Peter May, Political Science

            Clare Ryan, Forest Resources

 

Survey of 21st century global environmental issues

 

3. Jan. 20   Population, Nonrenewable Resources.

            Charles Hirschman, Sociology, Evans School

            James Murray, Oceanography

          

4. Jan. 27   Water, Food security.

            Joseph Cook, Evans School

            David Battisti, Atmospheric Sciences

         

5. Feb. 3   Climate change, Nitrogen Poisoning, Toxic Substances 

            Dennis Hartmann, Atmospheric Sciences

            Dan Jaffe, Atmospheric Sciences

 

6. Feb. 10   Biodiversity and Human Health

            Mary Ruckelslhaus, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Center

            Elaine Faustman, Public Health

 

7. Feb. 17    Energy

 

            Michael Lazarus, Director, Seattle Branch of Stockholm

                             Environment Institute

 

Implications of the choice of framing paradigm

 

8. Feb. 24   Impacts of environmental change as seen through issue-focused vs. pan-environmental lenses         

            Nate Mantua, Fisheries, JISAO, Climate Impacts Group

            Ann Bostrom, Evans School 

Future scenarios- 2040: State of the global environment as seen through issue-focused vs. pan-environmental lenses. Developed by students based on seminars in Weeks 3-7.

 

9.  Mar. 3  Topsoil; Equity issues as seen through issue-focused vs. pan-environmental lenses.

            David Montgomery, Earth and Space Sciences           

            Michael Blake, Philosophy, Evans School

 

10.  Mar. 10  Implications of the issue-focused versus pan-environmental organizational models for education and for institutions. Includes feedback of national and international organizational structure on the framing of environmental issues institutional organizational structure of framing of environmental issues.

         

Framing of Global Environmental Issues

Announcements

Global Change
Mar 7, 2011 11:54 AM
See http://www.igbp​.net/documents/​resources/NL76_​web_corrected.p​df
for the latest issue of the IG...
More
NPR piece 2/8/11 on communicating climate change
Feb 8, 2011 12:39 PM
http://marketpl​ace.publicradio​.org/display/we​b/2011/02/07/pm​-climate-messag​es-may-be-all-w​rong/
Assignment #2
Jan 18, 2011 8:51 PM
Please use this dropbox to post assignment individual answers to assignment #2
https://catalys​t.uw.edu/collec​tit/dropbox/ali​son/14010
videos
Jan 6, 2011 5:00 PM
Videos of the first two classes are available for viewing. See link at left.
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