Spring 2020 - EVSC 300 E100

Seminar in Environmental Science (3)

Class Number: 4228

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    BLU 10011, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EVSC 201W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Provides Environmental Science students the opportunity to investigate an environmental science topic in depth, through lecture and bi-weekly guest speakers from diverse sectors (academia, government, industry and NGOs). Students with credit for EVSC 399 or EVSC 499 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

A seminar course that explores current topics in global and regional environmental change, including impacts on natural and human systems, and adaptation strategies in different sectors. Meetings will alternate among instructor led seminars, student-led discussions, and invited guest talks.

*The course is structured around team-based learning.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Improve their understanding of climate change adaptation
  • Articulate scientific, political, social, and economic contexts for climate change issues
  • Critically read academic articles
  • Effectively communicate in both written and oral form
  • Synthesize information from multiple sources
  • Enhance their skills in professional collaboration

Grading

  • ADAPTATION PROPOSAL PROJECT (next 5 is the breakdown for this project) 65%%
  • Project Topic & Objectives 5%%
  • Annotated Bibliography (individual) 10%%
  • Proposal Draft 15%%
  • Final Proposal 30%%
  • Presentation 5%%
  • LEADING SEMINAR DISCUSSION 15%%
  • PARTICIPATION (individual) 20%%

NOTES:

*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER*

Course details, goals, and grading are subject to change and will be finalized in January 2020.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

Weekly readings will be assigned and made available on Canvas.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS