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University of Northern Iowa - Dr. Chad Heinzel

Natural Resources and Civilizations - UNIFI - Responsibility

Important handouts: 1. Syllabus , 2. PantherOvation, Ovation origin = a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a victory 

Coursework

Week 1 - Earth & Civilization Systems: Growth, Survival, Collapse, Regrowth, Reading - The Atlantic, April 3, 2018 Was There a Civilization on Earth Before Humans? Video - below J. Diamond - Collapse discussion. Friday Quiz Example Questions , Sildes

Week 2 - Founding Principles - Reading = Wicked Problems , Watch = video below , Slides for week 2Quiz 2 prep questions

Week 3 - Egyptians to Romans - A historical perspective Slide deck 1 - Eygpt, Slide deck 2 - Rome

Week 4 - Native American environmental coexistence/reciprocity Listen to Robin Wall Kimmerer Podcast Read - Nature Sustainablity - Conservation Implications article March 2020, p. 241-246 , Quiz 4 Prep , Slides  

Week 5 - Religion and Science – Linkages between the Earth and Humanity, Monday Slides , Listen by Wednesday Xavier Le Pichon , No class on Friday

Week 6 - Minerals, rocks, gems and sediment, ‘If you cannot grow it then you must mine it’ Monday Slides, Reading/Listen - 1. New York Times article - 2017 Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs Wilderness by Reid Forgrave AND 2. New York Times Daily Podcast, Sept. 16, 2022 - Promise and Peril at the Bottom of the Sea, 3. United States Geological Survey - Cellphone Handout Monday Slides , Quiz 6 prep

Week 7 -   ‘Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is for Fighting’ – Mark Twain

Week 8 - Soil, Plants and Relationships with Food: Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture

Week 9 - Energy - Source of all change

Week 10 - Oceans, Climate/Natural Hazards

Week 11 - Art, Education and Sport

Week 12 - Technology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Week 13 - Natural resources role in social structures, economics, politics and war

Week 14 - Fall Break

Week 15 - Environmental Sustainability – building on individual and collective decisions

Week 16 - T.B.D.