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翻譯:YM Huang(簡介並寄信)
編輯:馬景文(簡介並寄信)
自學書院網站設有本課程的輔助教室,內容包括中文文獻連結,選譯文章和自學者論壇。

課程描述

本討論課程提供一個人與環境互動的歷史回顧,基本上將集中在哥倫布時代後歐洲人的經驗,藉此議題探討自然對人類歷史的影響(氣候、地形、植物、動物及微生物)及人類對自然的交互影響。主題包含歐洲人碰到美洲人後的生物學影響,科技對環境造成的衝擊及現有環境危機的起源。

集體智慧宣言(CI Credo)

人類、人文及社會科學之重點溝通課程(以下簡稱HASS CI 課程)必須交總頁數至少需20頁的3~5個主題之作業,上述3~5個主題之作業中,至少須有一個主題提交修訂版。 HASS CI 課程必須進一步提供學生口頭練習之具體機會,如簡報、由學生主持的討論或課程中的參與。

書面作業

學生必須在第五次上課、第十一次上課及第二十五次上課時分別繳交至少五頁、五頁及十頁的論文。學期中會發放提供上述作業使用的特別作業用紙。最後一次作業將必須進行口頭報告。前二次作業(你的想法)必須修正後提送以得到另一個成績。你也可以同時修正及提送二次作業。此外,每次上課必須對指定閱讀提出一張紙的書面感想(不拘形式但需於每次上課的第二堂前交出)。

注意事項

書面作業必須具原創性及獨立完成。

作業要準時繳交,如果必須晚交則需於期限前提出申請,遲交將有處罰。

出席十分重要,因為閱讀教材無法涵蓋課堂上所有討論。上課記得攜帶教材參與討論。

成績由三次書面作業、口頭報告及課堂參與(包含書面感想),比重如下:

作業 百分比
論文一 16.66
論文二 16.66
論文三 33.33
口頭報告 16.66
課堂參與(包含書面感想) 16.66



Subject Description

A historical overview of the interactions between people and their environments. Focusing primarily on the experience of Europeans in the period after Columbus, the subject explores the influence of nature (climate, topography, plants, animals, and microorganisms) on human history and the reciprocal influence of people on nature. Topics include the biological consequences of the European encounter with the Americas, the environmental impact of technology, and the roots of the current environmental crisis.

CI Credo

Communication intensive subjects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences should require at least 20 pages of writing divided among 3-5 assignments. Of these 3-5 assignments, at least one should be revised and resubmitted. HASS CI subjects should further offer students substantial opportunity for oral expression, through presentations, student-led discussion, or class participation.

Written Assignments

There will be three papers, of at least 5, 5, and 10 pages, due in class on Session 5, Session 11, and Session 25 respectively. Specific assignment sheets will be handed out later in the term. The last assignment will also include an oral presentation. Either assignment 1 or assignment 2 (your choice) must be revised and resubmitted for a new grade. If you like, you can revise and resubmit both assignment 1 and assignment 2. In addition, a single sheet of informal reflections on each reading will be due in class on the day it is scheduled for discussion (normally the second class of each unit).

Things to Remember

Written assignments should represent original and individual work.

Assignments are to be handed in on time. If an extension becomes necessary it should be requested ahead of the due date. Otherwise, lateness will be penalized.

Attendance is important. Not all the material to be covered in class is included in the readings. Be sure to bring your copy of the readings to discussion classes.

Grading will be based on the three written assignments, the oral presentation, and class participation (including informal reflections), weighted as follows:

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Paper 1 16.66
Paper 2 16.66
Paper 3 33.33
Final Oral Presentation 16.66
Class Participation (Including Response Papers) 16.66

 
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