Chapter 11 pages 281-334
Due Tuesday, September 14th
What is your general reaction to Garretts work in
this section? In what ways, if any, did it effect your
understanding of the social, cultural, political, and
economic influences that helped to shape how people came
to view AIDS/HIV? In what ways did the stigmatization
of the first victims (gay men and IV drug users) effect
the development of the disease and work towards putting
a stop to it?
Due Thursday, September 16
Section 2- respond via NetForum by Thursday @ 9am
For Thursday, please read the following pages in Constructing
Nature: v-vi, 3-13, 15-24, 81-82, 111-117, and 127-144.
Since these articles will come from two different sections
of the book, you will need to pick at least one from each
section and do a written comparison. How do these discussions
of nature differ? Why? What do these authors see as humans
role in nature? If it changes over time, how, why? What
similarities in views do you see? In what ways do these
authors construct nature?
due Thursday, September 23
For Thursday, your assignment consists of two parts: First,
read pages 164-173 and 183-194 in your Guide to Writing
about Biology and write down any questions about it that
you have. Second, read the following pages in Constructing
Nature: 149-151, 162-167, 176-196, and 197-217. After
reading, choose two of the following questions to write
Pinchot wrote The Fight for Conservation in 1909, he
advocated wise use, a policy that would
allow the most people access to the land. What evidence
of this do you still see today and what are the longer
term effects of such a policy?
reading thoroughly Leopolds argument for a land
ethic, what is your reaction and why? Is it a
philosophy that is or should still be around today?
Why or why not?
you still see evidence of Carsons impact on thinking
about the environment and different pollutants? Is there
a need for someone writing like her today? Why or why
not? Could someone still have as much influence on the
general public as she did?
Response to And the Band Played On
Due at October 7
For this response, I am interested in your general reaction
to the film and the way you see it complementing or conflicting
with Garretts version in chapter 11. What issues
does the film bring up for you as a future biologist/researcher/doctor/medical
professional? Why does this film make you feel as you