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Weekly Writing Assignments Ethics for Engineers: Artificial Intelligence

Each week starting the second week of class, students must answer each of the study questions in a paragraph or so in the body of an email.

Paper Other Ethics SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Assignment 1 Introduction to Environmental History

Select one of the readings from Mancall and explain the environmental assumptions implicit in its author’s response to the New World and his understanding of the possibilities it presents. These possibilities should include agriculture and natural resources, but may also extend to mercantile, military, and cultural issues. In addition, you should compare these early responses to the New World to a modern interpretation, either the one offered by William Cronon, or that of Judith Carney or J. R. McNeill (or a combination of the three, if you are feeling ambitious). In either case, don’t just offer abstract generalizations—be sure to refer specifically to the texts.

Paper Other History Varies
Negotiation Exercise The Art and Science of Negotiation

Throughout the course you will participate in role-playing negotiation exercises. You will be assigned a role, partnered with one or more other students, given a case with instructions and confidential information, and asked to prepare and negotiate.

Other Experiential Learning Negotiation SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Written Assignment 4: Food Memory, Revisited Food, Culture & Politics

Short paper as part four of this assignment.

Paper Other Food SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
Discussion Questions: Mastering the Machine 2 D-Lab I: Development

Please answer the following questions (maximum 2 single-spaced pages), using examples from the book where applicable.

  1. Do small farms have a place in the future of agriculture? The world economy? Food security? If so, how?
  2. How do the lessons learned from the Turkana rainwater harvesting project contrast with the actions taken during the green revolution?
  3. Why is there so much focus on post-harvest technology, and value-added production?
Paper Other Development SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build-It Module Wrap Up D-Lab II: Design

Build-It modules are hands-on opportunities to learn how to use a variety hand tools, machine tools and prototyping equipment in project-based training sessions. You choose which module to take based on your interest in the project / skills taught, and are encouraged to coordinate with your teams to gain a variety of experiences that you can then share with each other.

Lab Experiential Learning Design SDG 15 - Life on Land
Problem Set 1 The Art and Science of Negotiation

In this problem set you will prepare for and analyze your performance in a negotiation case called Patriot National Insurance versus Byrnes, Byrnes, and Townsend. Part 1 of the assignment takes you through the preparation phase. You will receive the remainder of the assignment once you’ve completed the negotiation.


Problem Set Other Negotiation SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Exam #1 Ecology I: The Earth System

The quiz will cover everything through Lecture 7 (Biogeochemical cycles) including redox, primary productivity, and the thermodynamics of life. The questions will be primarily short answer, which can be responded to with a few sentences, a sketch with a description, or a brief calculation. We could also ask you to interpret a graph/data or give you a discussion question. 

Study Guide Other Ecology SDG 15 - Life on Land
Problem Set 3 Energy Economics

Problem set for the course Energy Economics

Problem Set Other Economics SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
Final Project Data Storytelling Studio: Climate Change

Read the final project requirements. Think about what topic, datasets, and output technique you want to explore for your final project. This could be building on one of the sketches you did before, or starting something new.

Varies Collaborative, Small Group Learning Data Visualization SDG 15 - Life on Land