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Paper 2 Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food

Paper 2 (1250 words (5 pages)): You have a choice of writing on topics distributed in class or on a topic you pose (original paper topics must be approved in advance). 


Paper Other Ethics SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Paper 1 Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food

Write a 5-page (1250 word) argumentative essay on one of the following topics. Note that your paper must articulate a thesis in response to the topic and defend the thesis with argument(s). At the top of the first page of your paper – above your title (if you have one) and your first paragraph – please state your thesis in bold. This is the claim that you are arguing for in the rest of your paper. (You should also state the thesis in the body of your text.)


Paper Other Ethics SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Paper 1 Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, And Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises

Please write an essay addressing ONE of the following questions. Your essay should be between 1000 and 1500 words. Please also consider:

  • For this essay, you should use (discuss, reference, quote) at least 5 of the readings from session 1–5.
  • While developing your argument include the analysis of 2–3 case studies (countries/environmental conflicts/regions).
  • You should bring a draft (printed copy of at least 700 words) to session 6.
  • A complete draft (100-1500 words) should be submitted (printed copy) on session 7. This draft is part of your final grade.
Paper Other Energy, Environment, Society SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
Paper Geobiology

Read the paper Phylogenetic Structure of the Prokaryotic Domain: The Primary Kingdoms and answer the following questions.

Paper Other Biology SDG 15 - Life on Land
Paleoclimate Climate Physics and Chemistry

Problem set focused on paleoclimate from the course Climate Physics and Chemistry.

Problem Set Other Chemistry, Physics SDG 15 - Life on Land
Oral Presentation Exploring Sea, Space, & Earth: Fundamentals of Engineering Design

Your team will make a presentation to the class on your design ideas and how you plan to construct your vehicle. This presentation should be made in Powerpoint (MAC/Windows) or Keynote (MAC OS) and a PDF should be printed and posted to the course Web site. Each team member should present some aspect of the design.

Oral Presentation Experiential Learning Engineering SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
OPT Production Game Assignment D-Lab: Supply Chains

Your assignment is to schedule a small job-shop with the objective to maximize your cash after two weeks. You start with $1500 and you must pay a fixed operating cost of $2500 at the end of each week. There are no loans available and you go out of business if you run out of cash.

Paper Other Supply Chain SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
Online Blog - Research and Reflective Practice Global Cityscope - Disaster Planning and Post-Disaster Rebuilding and Recovery

Students will be expected to keep a blog where reflection assignments will be completed weekly. These assignments are geared to explore issues faced by planners during the planning process as well as document student professional growth and experiences working in multi-disciplinary teams. 

Blog Entries Other Urban Studies SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities
Ocean Physics and Climate Climate Physics and Chemistry

The object of this problem set is to explore climate sensitivity in a slightly more complex version of the multi-level radiative-convective model discussed in class.

Problem Set Other Chemistry, Physics SDG 15 - Life on Land
Ocean Circulation II Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Problem Set for the course Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Problem Set Other Fluid Dynamics SDG 15 - Life on Land