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SAS 004: Water in Popular Culture
At University of California, students are expected to do two hours of work outside of class for each hour they spend in class. For SAS004, there is one hour of in-class lecture and one hour of in-class discussion per week, so the expectation is that each student will spend four hours per week outside of class on associated work. The largest amount of that time on a weekly basis will be spent reading.
In the past all readings were available in a single "course reader". That approach has the benefit of providing all materials in a single book. The downside is that it was relatively costly to acquire the rights to use the source materials, which made the reader expensive for students to purchase.
For 2012, a new approach will be attempted. University of California pays publishers for digital access to journal articles. That means that as long as you are connected to the internet through a UC network, then you can access, read, and download articles required for this class at no cost. This shifts the burden you face from one of dollars to one of labor to get the files yourself and possibly print them out yourself. For readings that are not available through the university's digital access rights, there is no choice but to continue to have a course reader to purchase to provide you with that knowledge. Overall, the goal is to be mindful of economic challenges and work creatively with students to obtain the same educational value with a reduced economic cost.
How you find a journal article
Readings below are color-coded as follows:
- Make sure you are connected to the internet through the university. If you are off-campus, there are two ways to do that, as explained at the library's web page HERE.
- Go to the UC Davis web page that allows you to search for E Journals. It is HERE
- Look at the required reading you want to get and take note of the name of the journal.
- Type the journal name into the "keywords" text box on the UCD E journals webpage and click on the "search" button
- If the website finds nothing, then the University has abandoned supporting that journal. Try using a web search engine to find the article. Note that if you do a web-based search for a journal UC does support, then the "door" into the journal that you take from a search engine is likely to not permit you to access the content, because you did not go through the UC's E journal "door". It migt work, but it might not.
- If the website finds it, then it may have one or more links you can click on. You have to take note of the volume number for the article follow the correct link.
- Next, you may arrive at the UC-eLinks web page that lists several possible sources permitted by the UC system. Once again, you have to take note of the volume number for the article and follow the correct link.
- When you click on source link, it will pop up a new window and then you must search for the article. There are two ways to do that. Option 1 is to find a search box and put in the name of the article or author and see if the journal's website can track it down. Option 2 is to navigate through the available or archival issues to the correct volume, issue, and page number
In summary, it is not very easy or intuitive to find a journal article the first few times you try, but putting in this effort saves you a substantial amount of money, so hopefully that motivates the effort. Even if you could afford to purchase a reader with all this content organized for you, the fact is that as college students you need to gain the skill of tracking down scholarly articles for your eventual career. Employers expect employees to take initiative and get what they need for themselves. This is an opportunity to both save money and practice your skills at finding things.
- Blue- a reading in the course reader that you have to purchase.
- Maroon- journal article you must download on your own from a journal's website.
- Orange- internet accessible website you can read directly by clicking the hyperlink.
- Green- internet hosted PDF document you can freely download.
Read the following after your introductory discussion section and before the first Wednesday evening movie screening:
- Niedzvieki, H. 2000. We Want Some Too. Pages 19-51.
- Niedzvieki, H. 2006. Hello, I'm Special. Pages 3-31.
Read the following before your discussion section about Chinatown:
- Reisner, M. 1993. Cadillac Desert. Pages 333-355.
Read the following before your discussion section about The River:
- Barry, J. M. 1998. The Rising Tide. Pages 173-209.
Read the following before your discussion section about A Civil Action:
- Kennedy, D. 1989. "Death and justice: Environmental tragedy and the limits of science."
Read the following before your discussion section about Into The Wild:
- Zink, R. 2010. Asking 'Who are you?' when going into the wild: moving beyond an individualized form of outdoor education. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 10:1:19-32
- Lehman, D. W. 2008. The Body Out There. The Stakes Of Jon Krakauer's Adventure Narratives. River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 10:1-2:466-479.
Read the following before your discussion section about Aguirre: The Wrath of God:
- Diamond, J. 1995. "East Island's End". Discover magazine, 16:8:62-70.
- Kalitsi, E. A. K. 1973. "Volta Lake in Relation to the Human Population and Some Issue in Economics and Management". In (eds. Ackermann, W. C., White, G. F., Worthington, E. B.) Man-Made Lakes: Their Problems and Environmental Effects, American Geophysical Union, Geophysical monograph 17, Washington D.C.
Read the following before your discussion section about Even The Rain:
- Schneier-Madanes, G. 2005. "Conflicts and the Rise of Users' Participation in the Buenos Aires Water Supply Concession, 1993-2003". In (eds. Coutard, O., Hanley, R., Zimmerman, R. Sustaining Urban Networks: The Social Diffusion of Large Technical Systems, Routledge, New York), p. 151-171.
- Castro, J. E. 2007. Poverty and citizenship: Sociological perspectives on water services and public–private participation. Geoforum 38:756-771.
Read the following before your discussion section about The Fast Runner:
- Kaltenborn, B. P. 1998. Effects of sense of place on responses to environmental impacts: A study among residents in Svalbard in the Norwegian high Arctic. Applied Geography 18:2:169-189.
- Fenge, T. 2001. "The Inuit and Climate Change". Isuma 2:4:1-10.
Read the following before your discussion section about The Endless Summer:
- Cronon, W. 1996. The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature. Environmental History 1:1:7-28.
- Hays, S. P. 1996. Trouble with Bill Cronon's Wilderness. Environmental History 1:1:29-32.
- Dunlap, T. R. 1996. But What Did You Go Out into the Wilderness to See? Environmental History 1:1:43-46.
- Humphries, P. and Winemiller, K. O. 2009. Historical impacts on river fauna, shifting baselines, and challenges for restoration. Bioscience 59:673-684.
Read the following before your discussion section about Day After Tomorrow:
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007. "Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Summary for Policymakers".
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