ECOSYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION THEORY ASSIGNMENT
ECOSYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
Your Concept of Nature
•How would you define nature?
•Was nature important to you as a child? Why or why not? Give examples.
•Is nature important to you now? Why or why not? Give examples.
•How many kinds of plants and animals in your neighborhood can you name? Write a list. How many video games or corporate logos can you name? Write a list. What are your thoughts about these answers?
•When you’re in the woods, at a stream, or at the beach, or any other ‘natural’ space, how do you feel?
Feel free to expand to include any information you feel is relevant!
2 PAGES WITH REFERENCES.
COMMUNICATION THEORY ASSIGNMENT
Who we are as women and men is the product of many communication events that build upon our biological substrate. We feel normal, not constructed, but years of exposure to our language and concepts is what has led us to feel “normal” in the way we enact our very personal gender identity. Reflecting that this gender construction is normally hidden from us, look at the world around you, then at your dress, hair, speech, and behaviour. How much of those gender components only make sense because of the culture around you? How are those norms communicated to you? If you wanted to behave differently than your social gender expectations, how would you communicate that difference? What would happen to you? What does that suggest about communication and personal identity?
Write a substantive response of at least 150 words that explores your answer. Provide evidence or examples. You may wish to refer to something you have read. If you do refer to something you have read, make sure you use a proper APA reference.
150 WORDS PLUS REFERENCES
Try to imagine yourself sitting on a patio overlooking a busy harbour surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Around you sit the members of your class, everyone holding a favourite beverage. The Sun beats warmly on your back and the salt tang in the light breeze refreshes your being. Now reflect on the last 11 weeks, what you thought about communication then and what you know about it now. What has stood out? What did you learn that was surprising? What changes are you making in the way you communicate? What would you like to learn more about? Did you have fun? Did your brain ache?
Please take this thread seriously. I am very interested in finding out what worked and what did not in this course. This was the first offering of this version of the course and it is very important to me to get a sense of where the course worked and where it could be improved. If you have thoughts that you do not wish to make public, feel free to send them to me off-line.