"TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL.
Must have an earnest desire to
save the world. Apply in person."
"An earnest desire to save the world! Oh, I liked that. That was rich indeed. ....Nobody's out to save the world, because nobody gives a damn about the world, that was just a bunch of goofy kids talking. Get a job, make some money, work till you're sixty, then move to Florida and die."
DESCRIPTION: And so begins the story of a man who sees a three-line ad in the personals section, and in a fit of anger, decides to meet this self-proclaimed guru. What he finds when he enters the empty office changes his life forever. Indeed, "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn has changed many peoples lives and their feelings about the natural world. The book is one of several that you may select from to read and use as a basis to participate in our online seminar in "Bioethics & Environmental Conservation". See descriptions for "Stuff" and "Reason for Hope" for other options.
SCHEDULE: Begins: 14 May; Ends by: 3 August, 2001.
SEMINAR FORMAT: Online and web-based (requires a computer with internet, email, and CD-ROM); Self-paced; Online discussions with classmates and instructor.
ASSIGNMENTS: Online discussion sessions and several short essays posted online for peer review and grading; no exams.
SUMMER REGISTRATION: Natrs 419, section 1, variable 1-2 credits (i.e., 2 credits if coupled with additional seminar readings). Register through the WSU Summer Session: (http://www.summer.wsu.edu). After you register, send a confirming email to the NRS summer session coordinator to receive additional course information: R.D. Sayler (email@example.com).
a seminar on
Bioethics & Environmental Conservation, based on the book by Daniel Quinn
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