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Unformatted Document Text:  Bromley Active Learning and Globalization Monday, November 26 th Read: Andrew Dessler and Edward Parson. The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 1-17 and 128-155. Think about: What is the range of debate on climate change? How have policymakers used scientific evidence to support their views on climate change? Wednesday, November 28 th Read: Al Gore. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. New York: Rodale Press, 2006. 8-11, 38-41, 64-67, and 284-287.Marlo Lewis. “A Skeptic's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth: Executive Summary.” Washington DC: Competitive Enterprise Institute. 22 January 2007. Online at http://www.cei.org/pdf/ait/Summary.pdf Michael Shnayerson. “A Convenient Untruth,” Vanity Fair. May 2007: 142-162.E.O. Wilson. “Problems without Borders,” Vanity Fair. May 2007: 164-165. US Senate. “Senator Inhofe speaking on Global Climate Change.” 109th Congress, 1st session. Congressional Record 151(42). Daily edition. 12 April 2005: S3475- 3478. Myron Ebell. “Love Climate Change.” Forbes. 25 December 2006.Think about: What do you make of these contrasting pieces? How do they use evidence to support their arguments? Whose arguments are more persuasive and why? Are their concluding sections persuasive? How is this accomplished? Friday, November 30 th Research paper drafts due to group and instructor in Sakai drop-box by 4pm Part 5 : Conclusions Monday, December 3 rd Research paper draft comments due to group.Workshop on paper drafts. Wednesday, December 5 th Workshop on paper drafts Monday, December 10 th Bring in a short article on your research paper topic to discuss in class. Wednesday, December 12 th Read: Peter Singer. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. 196-201.Harold James. “Conclusion: Can It Happen Again?” In The End of Globalization. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. 200-224.Discuss: Are the conclusions of these pieces compelling? Is globalization good or evil? What does the future of globalization look like? Have your views changed over the course of the term? Friday, December 14 th Final papers due to instructor’s office inbox (Vita Nova 132) in hard copy by 4pm. 26

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Bromley
Active Learning and Globalization
Monday, November 26
th
Read: Andrew Dessler and Edward Parson. The Science and Politics of Global Climate
Change: A Guide to the Debate. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 1-17
and 128-155.
Think about: What is the range of debate on climate change? How have policymakers
used scientific evidence to support their views on climate change?
Wednesday, November 28
th
Read: Al Gore. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and
What We Can Do About It.
New York: Rodale Press, 2006. 8-11, 38-41, 64-67, and
284-287.
Marlo Lewis. “A Skeptic's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth: Executive Summary.”
Washington DC: Competitive Enterprise Institute. 22 January 2007. Online at
http://www.cei.org/pdf/ait/Summary.pdf
Michael Shnayerson. “A Convenient Untruth,” Vanity Fair. May 2007: 142-162.
E.O. Wilson. “Problems without Borders,” Vanity Fair. May 2007: 164-165.
US Senate. “Senator Inhofe speaking on Global Climate Change.” 109th Congress, 1st
session. Congressional Record 151(42). Daily edition. 12 April 2005: S3475- 3478.
Myron Ebell. “Love Climate Change.” Forbes. 25 December 2006.
Think about: What do you make of these contrasting pieces? How do they use evidence
to support their arguments? Whose arguments are more persuasive and why? Are their
concluding sections persuasive? How is this accomplished?
Friday, November 30
th
Research paper drafts due to group and instructor in Sakai drop-box by 4pm
Part 5 : Conclusions
Monday, December
3
rd
Research paper draft comments due to group.
Workshop on paper drafts.
Wednesday, December 5
th
Workshop on paper drafts
Monday, December 10
th
Bring in a short article on your research paper topic to discuss in class.
Wednesday, December 12
th
Read: Peter Singer. One World: The Ethics of Globalization. 196-201.
Harold James. “Conclusion: Can It Happen Again?” In The End of Globalization.
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. 200-224.
Discuss: Are the conclusions of these pieces compelling? Is globalization good or evil?
What does the future of globalization look like? Have your views changed over the
course of the term?
Friday, December 14
th
Final papers due to instructor’s office inbox (Vita Nova 132) in hard copy by 4pm.
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