Spring 2019 — 466W/566W: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

Class Schedule

Note that all homeworks and research project documents (draft bibliography, draft paper, final paper, presentation) have to be submitted in the workspace using the “Stay Woke” utility.


January 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Dec 31
Jan 1
Jan 2
Jan 30
Jan 4
Jan 7
Jan 8
Jan 9
Jan 10
Jan 11
Jan 14
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 1: Practicalities. The Challenge we are Facing
Class slides
Jan 15
Jan 16
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 2: The Syndrome of Modern Global Change: Baseline
Class slides
Jan 17
Jan 18
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 1 are due
Jan 21
No Class
Jan 22
(Drop deadline)
Jan 23
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 3: The Syndrome of Modern Global Change: Baseline, Syndrome, Diagnosis
Class slides
Jan 24
Jan 24
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 2 are due
Jan 28
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 4: The Syndrome of Modern Global Change: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy. Also: Systems — Introduction
Class slides
Jan 29
(Withdrawal deadline 1/2 refund)
Jan 30
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 5: Systems Science and Systems Thinking
Class slides
Jan 31
Feb 1
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 3 are due

February 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Feb 4
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 6: Systems Thinking, Adaptation and Sustainability Science
Class slides
Feb 5
Feb 6
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 7: Wicked Problems
Class slides
Feb 7
Feb 8
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 4 are due
6:00 PM: Final date for selection of topic of research case study.
Feb 11
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 8: Participatory Modeling
Class slides
Feb 12
Feb 13
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 9: Conceptual Models
Class slides
Feb 14
Feb 15
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 5 are due
Feb 18
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 10: Stock and Flow Models
Class slides
Feb 19 Feb 20
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 11: Research Project Hour
Feb 21
Feb 22
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 6 are due
Feb 25
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 12: Agent-Based Models

Class slides
Feb 26
Feb 27
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 13: Career Development and ePortfolio
Feb 28
Mar 1
6:00 PM: Draft outline and bibliography for Research paper is due.

March 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mar 4
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 14: Understanding Vulnerabilities: The Earth's Life-Support System
Class slides
Mar 5
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 7 are due.
Mar 6
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 15: Understanding Vulnerabilities: Economy, Inequality and Injustice
Class slides
Mar 7
Mar 8
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 8 are due.
Mar 11
No class
Mar 12 Mar 13
No class
Mar 14
Mar 15
Mar 18
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 16: Knowing the Hazards: Extinction
Class slides
Mar 19
Mar 20
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 17: Knowing the Hazards: Loss of Ecosystem Services
Class slides
Mar 21
Mar 22
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 9 are due.
Mar 25
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 18: Knowing the Hazards: Climate Hazards, Public Health, Food-Water-Energy Nexus
Class slides
Mar 26
Mar 27
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 19: Developing Foresight
Class slides
Mar 28
Mar 29
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 10 are due.
6:00 PM: Draft Research paper is due.

April 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Apr 1
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 20: Decision-Making: Human Nature and Facing Threats
Class slides
Apr 2
Apr 3
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 21: Decision-Making: Socio-Economic and Political Contexts
Class slides
Apr 4
Apr 5
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 11 are due.
Apr 8
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 22: Developing Options: Avoiding Adaptation or Changing Paradigms, Resilience and Anti-Fragility
Class slides
Apr 9
Apr 10
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 23: Developing Options: Safe-guarding the Earth's Life-Support System: Economy and Governance and Mitigating the Degradation of the Life-Support System
Class slides
Apr 11
Apr 12
6:00 PM: Answers for Question Set 12 are due.
6:00 PM: Presentations for Class 24 are due.
Apr 15
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 24: Presentations of research papers
For the schedule of presentations, see the main page in the Workspace.
Presentation templates for: powerpoint keynote PDF
Apr 16
6:00 PM: Presentations for Class 25 are due.
Apr 17
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 25: Presentations of research papers
For the schedule of presentations, see the main page in the Workspace.
Apr 18
Apr 19
6:00 PM: Presentations for Class 26 are due.
6:00 PM: Final Research paper is due.
Apr 22
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 26: Presentations of research papers
For the schedule of presentations, see the main page in the Workspace.
Apr 23
6:00 PM: Presentations for Class 27 are due.
Apr 24
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 27: Presentations of research papers
For the schedule of presentations, see the main page in the Workspace.
Apr 25
Apr 26
Apr 29
3:00 - 4:15 PM: Class 28: Reflections
Class slides
Apr 30
May 1
May 2
May 3