Spring 2002 Course Calendar


and new exam date



Reading (to be completed before lecture)

Assignment/Exam Information


Mon. Jan. 28

Introduction to the course

Sustainability - basic concepts and principles




Mind Mapping



Mon. Feb. 4

Review of the “State of the World”


Chapters 1 & 2

Oral Presentations – State of the World 2 minutes each


The Natural Step



Mon. Feb. 11

The Natural Step - green building and businesses (Guest Lecturer)

Short WWW article on TNS & Chapters 3 & 15

Mon. Feb. 18 Presidents’ Day – Academic holiday - Begin work on Individual Projects and essay click for info and essay titles


Mon. Feb. 25

Review of Natural Step

Analysis of flows of energy and materials




System Condition 1 Atmosphere & climate change,

Material Flows, mining and minerals

Chapters 16 & 18


Saturday March 2 Lab Work at Dominican Time 10 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring packed lunch and rain gear

Meet Guzman 307

Mon. March 4

System Condition 2  - Chemicals and Life

Chapters 19 & 21


Mini Design Exercise

Resource Analysis and Context



Mon. March 11 Spring Break

Mon. March 18

Exam ˝ hour



Review Exam - OPEN BOOK

Midway assessment of essays due, opportunity for assistance


Ecological design principles




Mon. March 25

System Condition 3 - Biodiversity


Chapters 4 & 5



Review of group designs, Ethos & goals, Brainstorm new ideas



Monday April 1

Creek restoration – individual projects presentations

Chapters 6 & 7

Individual Projects Due - Oral Presentations


Ecosystems, Water and Soil



Saturday April 6 Field Trip – Hopland Real Goods Center and Fetzer Organic Vineyard Meet at Fetzer at 11:30 AM leave Real Goods Center at 4:00 PM Carpool to be arranged

Monday April 8

Sustainable Agriculture and Land use

Chapters 12 & 13



Holistic Decision Making



Culture and Participatory Democracy
Saturday April 13th

NOT MANDATORY - recommended


all day in San Rafael

Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Development Smart Growth Workshop for Marin

see Bay Area Alliance

or Smart Growth for more info

Monday April 15

Integrated Watershed Management

Group project practical

Chapter 23 & 25

Monday April 22

Exam ˝ hour

System Condition Four – Human Needs, Economy and Democracy

Chapters 26 & 27

Review Exam

Saturday April 27 Ecological Design Practical and Creek Restoration Project Time 1 PM - 5 PM

Bring rain gear

Meet in Guzman 307

Monday April 29

Group project practical

Discussion on Democracy

Chapter 28

Essay Due


Work on Design Projects



Final Exam Time - May 6, 6 - 8 PM

Group Project Presentations




Group Projects Due – Oral Presentations