Jamie BaxterWestern Social Science

GEOG 2153 Environment, Economy and Society 2015

The human uses of and impacts on environment and resources; the concept of sustainability; current resource issues.

Antirequisite(s): Geography 2450F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

News and Announcements

Dec.4/15 Bring laptop/smartphone to poster session

Further to our discussion in class, the inter-group peer evaluations (your evaluation of everyone else's posters) will be done online. You will be emailed a link at the beginning of class and will likely have time to complete it in class.  I will still provide sheets  for you to collect your thoughts while visiting each poster if you prefer to take notes manually first, then fill out the survey after class. Those who  complete the survey will have a 1% bonus mark added to their final course grade. Owl resources section.

Dec.1/15 ROOM CHANGE for last day

Please come to SSC 1059 - the room is flat with walls and tables, much better for a poster session. (see this map) You do NOT need to bring tape or anything for mounting posters - I will bring that.  Assignment 2 - intra-group evaluation form To prepare for the slight mayhem of our little conference consider filling out most of peer intra-group evaluation form(s) (aka "did everyone pull their own weight in the group") before class on the last day.  The inter-group form I will bring.

Nov.24/15 Assignment 2 template

Rick has provided a blank white template with the correct poster dimensions in the  Owl resources section.

Nov.17/15 Assignment 2 - submitting posters

Please submit your poster for printing and pre-review on Mon. Dec. 7 9:00 a.m. (thanks to  Liam for pointing out I had Dec 2 posted, Dec 2 is incorrect). That is, you have to  A) get a copy to Rick Cornwall via either: i) email rmcornwa@uwo.ca or ii) a usb stick to Rick in Social Science Technology Services  (see "SSC Receiving" on this map) AND B) upload a copy to your Owl dropbox - only one per group - on the same day, Mon. Dec. 7 9:00 a.m. See more details here. Free Image Software: I mentioned Irfanview in class. It is a "pc" program I use for  cropping and re-sizing/re-sampling images.  I have used it for years, installed it on countless computers, but  DISCLAIMER: I will not accept responsibility if installing it somehow bungs up your computer. Use at own risk.  I am sure there is similar freeware for Macs and countless online tools.

Nov.10/15 Assignment 2 Groups Set Assignment 2 groups.

Here is the list of groups  Assignment 2 group file

Nov.3/15 Did you miss Nov 3 class? Assignment 2 groups.

You need to sign up for a group, first come first-served - email me.  Some already made their selection by proxy.  Here is the list as of the end of today Assignment 2 group file

Nov.2/15 Assignment 2 Group Lottery

The following file indicates the order you each get to pick topics for assignment 2: Assignment 2 lottery fileIf you do not show up to class (Nov. 3) you lose your spot...UNLESS...I  am shown some sort of proof that somebody in class is acting as your proxy (e.g., signed sheet of paper, a text, email, signed and notarized affidavit etc.).  If you email me, send a rank ordered list before class.  Again, this is only for those who cannot make it to class due to illness etc.


Midterm answer examples Here are some examples of answers that got full marks on the 2013 midterm.


Assignment and Turnitin Remember to upload the final copy of your assignment to Turnitin as well as hand in a hard copy at the beginning of class.

Sept. 30/15

Geography Librarian I mentioned Courtney Waugh is our Geography Librarian and here is the human geography library page.  If you need help finding material  for either assignment I suggest you consult that page or contact her directly.

Sept. 22/15

Used copy of text CLAIMED Shania was the first to email and claim the used text.

Sept. 18/15 Talks on Global Climate Change

1) Daniel Mittler, Political Director, Greenpeace International, September 30, 2015, 11:30, SSC 4161 "What's at Stake at the Paris Climate Summit?" 2) Gordon McBean on Global Climate Change (for Liberal Party candidate), Sept 19, 1pm, 1021 Wonderland Road South Used copy of text I have a former TA's copy of the text for sale $90 first email to me (bring cash to class)

Sept. 14/15 Welcome!

First class is Tues Sept. 15, 10:30 in B&GS-0165.  The purpose of the first class will be to give you a sense of how the course will be structured so you can decide if the course is right for your needs.  We have just over 40 students registered so far.


Contact Information

Instructor/TA Room Email Office Hours Student Surnames Turnitin ID Turnitin Pass
Jamie Baxter SSC 1407 jamie.baxter@uwo.ca Tue. 15:30 - 16:30 10691633 Draper
Sarah Mason SSC 1424 smason27@uwo.ca Tues. 9:30 - 10:30 All 10691701 Reed



Lecture: Tuesdays 10:30 - 13:30, B&GS 0165