Sustainability Problems, FALL 2014
Cumulative Exam (contributes 20% to your final grade)

Answer six (6) of the following questions in essay form (750-1,000 words per question). Post your exam to the WIKI by 11:59pm on December 5th.

1) Discuss the relationship between corporations and sustainability. Include at least four references from this semesters annotations.

2) Describe how science can be a sustainability problem; referencing at least four examples from films you watched this semester.

3) Discuss the relationship between mainstream media and sustainability. Include at least four references from your work this semester.

4) Discuss the relationship between social networks (Web and Internet) and sustainability. Include problems and solutions.

5) Identify key characteristics of the best sustainability media. Reference at least five (5) examples from films we watched in class or from your annotations this semester.

6) Describe a film idea intended to educate a particular audience about a sustainability problem. Describe the audience you intend to reach, and its characteristics (biases, ignorance, expertise, etc); the aim of the film; its narrative structure and its content.

7) Explain five (5) actions that you think the average citizens can/should take to advance sustainability. Include concrete examples to illustrate your ideas.

8) Explain five (5) actions that you think the US government should take to advance sustainability. Include concrete examples to illustrate your ideas.

9) Identify five (5) the college students should take to advance sustainability. Include concrete examples to illustrate your ideas.

10) Explain the pros and cons of the expansion of the use of natural gas globally. Make sure you include climate change and hydrofracking in your answer.

11) Write two exam questions that creatively test students’ analytic sophistication about sustainability. Answer one of these questions.

12) What attitudes and cultural constructs in the United States do environmental educators need to work against? Briefly describe at least one activity for k-12 students that would work against these attitudes and cultural constructs. Reference at least two films.