Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teaching Assistantship - Program on the Environment

Teaching Assistant - ENVIR 100
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4 part-time (50% FTE), temporary (Autumn 2008), Graduate Teaching Assistant positions with Environmental Studies Autumn Quarter 2008 will be hired from this applicant pool.

Course Information:
Course Number and Name: ENVIR 100: Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations
Quarter Offered: Autumn 2008
Instructors: Tom Hinckley, College of Forest Resources, and Yoram Bauman, Program on the Environment (Ph.D. in Economics)
Course Website: ENVIR 100
Course Schedule for autumn: Lecture: MWF 12:30-1:20; Discussion Sections: Tuesdays or Thursdays 9:30-11:20 or 12:30-2:20

ENVIR 100 Course Description:
This course will introduce the interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies, and serve as the gateway course for undergraduates to the Program on the Environment’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies. The distinguishing feature of the course is that it will present the development and application of fundamental concepts from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences toward a spectrum of environmental issues. Hence, the course will both contribute to the educational goals of providing students with experience in interdisciplinary approaches, while complementing and laying the foundation for students to explore an array of more advanced courses focused on environmental sciences, policy, and humanities. The course will introduce students to the development of environmental ideas through classic and current literature that addresses the events and people that have influenced the ethical, political, social, and scientific dimensions of studying the environment. The course will include lectures, discussion sections, and outside events over the course of the quarter. Lectures will present background concepts underlying how multiple disciplines approach environmental issues, as well as presenting the history, current situation, and future of environmental challenges. In discussion sections, students will have an opportunity to discuss, debate, and present ideas through participation in negotiations, town hall meetings, and group projects on a variety of issues through smaller discussion sections. Students will be evaluated based on weekly quizzes, exams, papers, and projects.

TA responsibilities include:

TAs at 50% FTE should expect to average approximately 20 hours/week throughout the appointment period, with a total of 220 hours expected for the quarter. Autumn appointments run from September 24, 2008 – December 12, 2008, although if course responsibilities extend after the 15th, TAs should expect to participate (i.e., grading final projects and exams.).

  • Attend all lectures (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Run two 2-hour discussion sections (one on Tuesday, one on Thursday)
  • Grading
  • Arrange lecture and discussion logistics and activities; prepare course materials
  • Additional course-specific requirements of the Instructors

Apply by 05/12/2008