week 2Article: “Making Markets Work” by Hawkenet al(available in Doc Sharing)HomeworkPlease review..


week 2Article: “Making Markets Work” by Hawkenet al(available in Doc Sharing)HomeworkPlease review theannouncement(posted on the course home page) about the Week 2 assignments for the grading rubrics that will be used to evaluate your submissions. Check to be sure you have included all of the grading rubric components prior to submission.Article Summary:After reading the article “Making Markets Work” located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper should be double spaced, containing at least two pages of text, and in APA format. Do not cite outside sources (sources other than the text or lecture content) in article summary assignments; your submission should focus on evaluating the assigned article.Activity- Environmental Injustice: Choose a local example of an environmental injustice (e.g. local sighting of a landfill, power lines, power plant). Research the background of the case, the decision to locate the facility at the site, and the impacts on the local environment and community and submit a paper. The paper should be double spaced, containing at least two pages of text, and in APA format.Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the white tab at the top of this page.Dweek 3HomeworkPlease review theannouncement(posted on the course home page) about the Week 3 assignments for the grading rubrics that will be used to evaluate your submissions.Article Summary: After reading the article “The Environmental Injustice of ‘Clean Coal’: Expanding the National Conversation on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology to Include an Analysis of Potential Environmental Justice Impacts,” located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format. Do not cite outside sources for article summaries, as your paper should focus on evaluating the article.Activity – Applying Theories: Apply the theory of the interlocking treadmills of production and consumption to schoolwork and the pressure to get a degree, and then an advanced degree, and so on. For example, consider the rising levels of qualifications required to gain a good-paying job and the rising levels of consumption expectations that define what a “good-paying job” is and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format, with citation of the course reading in the body of your post and in the reference list. Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page.For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.devry.edu/node/184″>step-by-step instructions.devry.edu/node/184″>.week 5HomeworkArticle Summary: After reading the article U.S. Childhood Obesity and Climate Change: Moving Toward Shared Environmental Health Solutionslocated in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format.Activity – Toxins in the Body: List some of the toxins that persist in the human body, and the potential sources of those toxins in your environment. What are the substances that your body comes into contact with during a normal day? Make up a dialogue between your body and your environment and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two-pages in length, and in APA format.Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.week 6HomeworkArticle Summary: After reading the article A Tapestry of Browns and Greens located in Doc Sharing, write a paper summarizing, agreeing, disagreeing, responding to, or reflecting your personal thoughts and observations about the article. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two pages in length, and in APA format.Activity – Interview: Interview a classmate (or friend or family member) of the other gender about the way he or she most likes to enjoy nature, or to describe his or her most memorable experience in nature, or to describe the aspect of being “in nature” most feared or most disliked. Then consider the extent to which the kinds of things mentioned differ among men and women and the extent to which they are similar. Last, consider the extent to which any differences in men’s and women’s experiences reflect patriarchy or reflect gender differences that do not indicate hierarchical or patriarchal thinking and submit a paper. The paper must be double spaced, minimum two pages in length, and in APA format.Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these.next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.week 7HomeworkArticle Summary: We are not doing this assignment. Please see the announcement regarding this week’s assignment.Activity – Volunteer: Volunteer in or research a local environmental campaign for a day and write about the problems the campaign faces in terms of the themes of this week’s reading, using concepts such as knowledge cultivation, the dialogue of solidarities, and double politics in your essay. The paper must be double-spaced, a minimum of two-pages in length, and follow APA format.Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=184″>step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial .next.ecollege.com/default/launch.ed?ssoType=DVUHubSSO2&node=232″>Dropbox Tutorial.See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.discussionsweek 1Our topic on this thread will be exploring what environmental sociology is all about and describing what an environmental sociologist studies. To get started, open and respond directly to the required kick-off questionbelow.On this thread we will compare and contrast, providing examples of each, the constructs of environmental racism and environmental justice. To get started, open and respond directly to the required kick-off questionbelow.week 2We’ll begin this discussion by exploring Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” in relation to environmental issues and consumption and materialism. To get started, open and reply to the kick-off question below.Our general topic for this thread is exploring the promise, drawbacks, and reality of green businesses such as organic food and ecotourism. To get started, read and reply to the kick-off question below.week 3week 3Externalities (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOur general topic for this thread is defining and discussing “externalities” as they relate to the price of goods and services and examining how they can distort market forces of supply and demand, detailing both positive and negative effects. To get started, open and reply to the kick-off question below.Advances in Technology (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOn this thread we will focus on describing and explaining the relationship between advances in technology and such goals as reduced human workloads, lower environmental and resource stresses, more free time, and more personal contentment. Please open and reply to the kick-off question below to get started.week 4Women and Environmental Conditions (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOur primary focus on this thread will be describing and analyzing the relationship between the status and educational level of women in developing countries and local economic and environmental conditions. To get started, open and reply directly to the kick-off question below.diss 2Environmental Stress (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOn this thread we’ll explore the relationship between standards of living, fertility rates, hunger, and local environmental stress. To get started, open and directly reply to the kick-off question below.week 5Environmental Disasters (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOn this thread we will examine, debate, and explain both the social and environmental consequences of environmental disasters such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Bhopal chemical release, Love Canal toxic waste, or any past or recent environmental disaster. To get started open and reply directly to the kick-off question below.Environment Risk: East vs. West (graded)REMINDER:Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; do not use the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyComparing and contrasting how Western societies address risk with regards to the regulation of toxins in the marketplace and environment compared to Eastern societies will be our task on this thread. To get started, open and reply to the kick-off question below.week 6Religion and The Environment (graded)REMINDER: Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; DO NOT USE the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOur theme on this thread will be exploring various religions’ attitudes towards humanity’s relationship with the environment. To get started, please open and reply to the kick-off question below.Environmental Concern and Groups (graded)REMINDER: Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; DO NOT USE the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyThe environmental movement and the level of environmental concern among various social, economic, racial/ethnic, and national groups are topics we’ll examine on this thread. Please open and reply to the kick-off question below to get started.week 7The Precautionary Principle (graded)REMINDER: Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; DO NOT USE the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyOn this thread we’ll be examining the precautionary principle and assessing the advantages and disadvantages of applying it to environmental problems.To get started, open and reply to the kick-off question below.Creating an Ecological Society (graded)REMINDER: Please open and respond directly to my posts and your classmates’ posts via the respond link at the bottom of each individual post; DO NOT USE the general respond link at the top of the thread. Review the Discussion Posting Guidelines announcement for the requirements regarding quantity and quality of posting. -Prof. WorleyHow do we create an ecological society? This is a question we’ll delve into as we compare and contrast bottom-up and top-down approaches to creating an ecological society, examining the advantages and disadvantages of each. Please open and reply to the kick-off question below to get started.midtermPage 1Question 1.1. (TCO 1) Climatologists continue to debate global warming. Which of the following is NOT an argument against the global warming hypothesis? (Points : 5)Climate variations are normal, cyclical processes.The sun may be putting out more radiation then in the measurable past.Sunspot activity demonstrates cyclical patterns of activity.Average temperatures worldwide have actually been dropping slightly.Question 2.2. (TCO 2) The realist-constructionist debate in environmental sociology is characterized by differences in materialist versus idealist explanations of social life. Which of the following distinguishes a constructionist perspective on environment problems? (Points : 5)Environmental problems need to be understood in terms of the threats posed by society’s current ecological relations.There is no difference between the realist and constructionist approaches to environmental problems-they are in agreement.The way we conceptualize and define environmental problems is a key focus.Constructionists do not believe that we have environmental problems, rather the concerns are all constructed by alarmists.Question 3.3. (TCO 3) The 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists whose work led to discovery of the causes for the thinning of the earth’s atmosphere by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Which of the following was NOT one of these scientists? (Points : 5)Mario MolinaPaul CrutzenSherwood RowlandAldo LeopoldQuestion 4.4. (TCO 4) Who is/was the “original affluent society” according to Marshall Sahlins? (Points : 5)Hunter gatherersAgrarian pastoralistsThe aristocracy of Europe and AsiaWealthy Western capitalistsQuestion 5.5. (TCO 5) The hau of material objects refers to: (Points : 5)superstitious belief in animate objects.the utility of material objects that serve our interests.sentimental connections and social relationships embodied in things.the respect we have for tools and technologies created by humans.Question 6.6. (TCO 6) According to your text, automobiles are implicated in which of the following environmental problems? (Points : 5)Acid rainReduced fertility in animal speciesOil spillsAll of the aboveQuestion 7.7. (TCO 7) According to Malthus, population grows: (Points : 5)incrementally, in fits and starts.at a steady, measured pace.arithmetically.exponentially.Question 8.8. (TCO 7) Which of the following does Sen claim will NOT insure food availability? (Points : 5)Dependable food importsLand reformSteady employmentDemocracyQuestion 9.9. (TCO 3) What percentage of the world’s original forests remain? (Points : 5)100%68%50%0%Question 10.10. (TCO 5) What is the average number of traffic deaths each year in the U.S.? (Points : 5)Under 4,000About 10,000About 40,000Well over 100,000Page 2Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Define environmental sociology and what environmental sociologists study. If you were an environmental sociologist, explain your daily day. Compare and contrast how environmental sociologists differ from other types of sociologists. (Points : 30)Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Describe the environments impact on race, poverty, and disempowerment. Explain how this impacts human inequality and how it creates a community of haves and have nots. Compare and contrast some ways you would solve some of these issues of inequality. (Points : 30)Question 3. 3. (TCO 4) Describe what materialism is and how someone can be materialistic. Give a few detailed examples. Identify why environmental sociologists are so interested in studying materialism. What are some ways our society can be less materialistic? What are some of the positives and negatives of materialism? (Points : 30)Question 4. 4. (TCO 6) Describe green technology, and give a few examples of green technology currently being used in our society. Also, describe how green technology can be used to make our society more sustainable. Pick one form of green technology and describe in detail how it produces energy more cleanly compared to petroleum sources. (Points : 30)Question 5. 5. (TCO 7) Describe in detail our population’s impact on the environment. Provide a few detailed examples. Also, compare and contrast population rates in different parts of the world. Which areas are increasing more than others, and why? Do you think the human population will continue to always increase? (Points : 30)fnalFinal Exam – Page 1Question 1.1. (TCO 8) As the Ojibwa people of Grassy Narrows found out, the symptoms of methyl mercury poisoning mimic the effects of: (Points : 5)Alcohol abuseCocaine addictionHyperactivityNone of the aboveQuestion 2.2. (TCO 8) In Melanie Dupuis’s phrase NIMB, the B stands for: (Points : 5)BackyardBodyBuildingBusinessQuestion 3.3. (TCO 8) A University of Massachusetts study refutes claims of pervasive environmental racism. Which of the following statements characterizes how this study was conducted? (Points : 5)The study was funded by the largest U. S. handler of toxic waste.The study excluded poor rural areas where a high percentage of minorities reside.The study excluded many areas where toxic waste landfills are located.All of the aboveQuestion 4.4. (TCO 8) Ulrich Beck argues that the driving force behind the risk society can be characterized by which of the following statements? (Points : 5)I am hungry.I am angry.I am lonely.I am afraid.Question 5.5. (TCO 8) Horizontal knowledge gaps are: (Points : 5)gaps between experts and other experts.gaps between experts and non experts.gaps between professors and students.gaps between parents and children.Question 6.6. (TCO 8) Dialogue: (Points : 5)can help us to trust the experts more.can help us find more certainly in life.can help us renew faith in science.can help us be more certain about our decisions.Question 7.7. (TCO 9) The most important feature of the carnivalesque body is: (Points : 5)it is a source of bathroom humor.it is forever interacting and exchanging with the natural world.it is the source of our individualism.it is dirty, indecent, and obscene.Question 8.8. (TCO 9) Which of the following is a key characteristic of patriarchal dualisms? (Points : 5)They are never gendered.They reflect gradients on a continuum.They always imply a hierarchy or moral judgment.They reflect the interdependence between categories.Question 9.9. (TCO 9) Through an ethnographic study of an English village, the author of our text demonstrates that: (Points : 5)patriarchal stereotypes may be internalized.the British are more environmentally sensitive than Americans.patriarchal dualisms are peculiar to American attitudes on the environment.men describe natural experiences using “metaphors of nurturing.”Question 10.10. (TCO 9) The poetry of the Roman Horace is used by the author to illustrate what point? (Points : 5)The moral superiority of environmental attitudes of the early RomansThe debate that raged as early as 20 BCE regarding the ethics of human transformation of the environmentThe environmental destruction of lands conquered during Roman expansionThe power of poetry to express appreciation for the environmentFinal Exam – Page 2Question 1.1. (TCO 9) Who made the following statement: “In wildness is the preservation of the world”? (Points : 5)Rachel CarsonLao TzuAristotleHenry David ThoreauQuestion 2.2. (TCO 9) “Human are part of nature and need to maintain a sense of balance and limits in an interconnected world.” This statement best describes which paradigm? (Points : 5)The dominant paradigmThe old paradigmThe human-exceptionalism paradigmThe ecological-social paradigmQuestion 3.3. (TCO 9) What percent of Americans in a 2007 poll agreed that “there need to be stricter laws and regulations to protect the environment”? (Points : 5)27%45%83%97%Question 4.4. (TCO 9) Approximately what percent of urban land is currently under cultivation? (Points : 5)Less than a tenth (10%)Almost a fourth (25%)About a third (33%)Well over a half (50%)Question 5.5. (TCO 9) Of the world’s food supply, approximately what percent is grown or produced in urban areas? (Points : 5)Less than a 1%Just over a tenth (10%)About a third (33%)Well over a half (50%)Question 6.6. (TCO 10) The dialogue of solidarities is comprised of which of the following? (Points : 5)The solidarity of interests and the solidarity of sentimentsThe solidarity of interests and the solidarity of individualismThe solidarity of sentiments and the solidarity of rational choiceThe solidarity of rational choice and the solidarity of individualismQuestion 7.7. (TCO 10) A nodal person is someone who is valuable to a social movement because they are: (Points : 5)positioned at the intersection of social networks.in a well-respected leadership role.able to build consensus in a group.working behind the scenes to support phenomenological ruptures.Question 8.8. (TCO 10) The “bottom-up” approach alone to creating an ecological society is flawed because: (Points : 5)it is difficult to draw boundaries to define a grassroots community.a grassroots effort may not be all inclusive.a grassroots community may lack resources and/or expertise needed to tackle an issue effectively.All of the above.Question 9.9. (TCO 10) American pedestrians and bicyclists are killed at ________ times the rate of German pedestrians and cyclists. (Points : 5)twothreefourfiveQuestion 10.10. (TCO 10) A focus on both affordable housing and land conservation, linking social justice and environmental goals in the best spirit of environmental justice is called: (Points : 5)eco-community land trust.eco-friendly land trust.new urbanism.All of the aboveFinal Exam – Page 3Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Now that you have almost completed this course in environmental sociology, please describe what you think an environmental sociologist does. What have you learned about what an Environmental Sociologist does since you started this course? (Points : 10)Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) Give a few examples of how industrial activity has caused inequality in third-world nations and in minority populations. (Points : 10)Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) As an expert in environmental sociology, you have been asked to give a brief speech at a major international conference on the future of the world’s environment. What will you say? Be sure in your speech to say whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic. Justify your answer sociologically, drawing on material from this course on consumer products and services and how they will impact the environment in the future. Also, please be sure to describe how environmental goods and bads play a role in the future of the world’s environment in terms of social-economic status. (Points : 30)Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) It is well known by now that industrial production (consumer products and services) usually entails pollution of some sort and often hazardous production practices; yet this production continues. On what basis are these practices usually defended? What are some of the counterarguments? Compare and contrast how this relates to materialism and capitalism and some possible ways these hazardous practices can be limited. (Points : 30)Question 5. 5. (TCO 5) The development of a natural conscience depends upon the sense of a realm free from the pollution of social interests-a natural other, from which we may gain a sense of a natural me. But is such a realm possible? Can there be a moral realm that is truly free of social interests? Explain. Compare and contrast how we can still keep a free market, Capitalistic system without destroying our environment. How can we still have a free market and Capitalism and still maintain a sustainable society? (Points : 30)Question 6. 6. (TCO 6) The public health and environmental movements are sometimes at odds with each other. Why is this the case? What might be done to improve the situation? How does this relate to the role of producers and marketers in selling goods and services in a capitalist society? Compare and contrast how this relates to green businesses and our society’s ever increasing focus on being more sustainable. (Points : 30)Question 7. 7. (TCO 7) What do you think of Beck’s belief that environmentalism is the defining issue of our time? Why does he believe this? Do you agree or disagree? Please support your belief with facts and data from the course textbook and outside sources. Compare and contrast how this relates to population growth, poverty, debt, and hunger. How can ecological dialog be used to solve many of these issues in the future? (Points : 30)

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