Spring 2021 - REM 100 D100

Global Change (3)

Class Number: 7330

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    TBA
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 22, 2021
    2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Apr 18, 2021
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course provides students with an overview of global environmental change and its causes from a social science perspective, historically and at the present time. Population growth, an increasing ecological footprint and changes in ideology, social organization, economy and technology will be critically reviewed. New ways of thinking in natural and social science will be considered in relation to specific issues such as land, soil and food; energy, raw materials and solid waste; air pollution and transportation; water, oceans and fisheries; climate change; forestry and biodiversity; urbanization, and alternative futures. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

REM 100 is a mixed lecture and tutorial course where the lecture material is delivered asynchronously on Canvas in weekly modules accompanied by a weekly synchronous one-hour tutorial check-in.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Once you complete this course you will be able to:

  1. Define and explain some major global environmental issues, their causes, and consequences.
  2. Critically evaluate the strengths and drawbacks of ways for dealing with these issues.
  3. Apply course concepts to real-world environmental problems (for example, in the media)
  4. Challenge your own assumptions regarding environmental issues, and understand/develop your personal values
  5. Feel empowered with knowledge and ways to act to address global change issues.

Grading

  • Tutorials 30%
  • Assignmnent 20%
  • Midterm exam 20%
  • Final exam 30%

REQUIREMENTS:

A number of online (electronic) readings including reports, journal articles and several newspaper/magazine articles will be made available on CANVAS.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).