Author Archives: James Dyke
As the module progresses, I will upload videos of lectures and required readings to the Course Notes page. It’s over there on the left… So if you need a recap of what has happened in class, or a reminder of the reading required for a future class, then please check it.
In preparation for Friday’s lecture and seminar activity, please:
I forgot to set the reading for 4th Feb today. I would like you to read pages 25-38 of Limits to Growth’. The entire book is available to download as a pdf file here: http://www.donellameadows.org/wp-content/userfiles/Limits-to-Growth-digital-scan-version.pdf For those that missed it, Tuesday’s lecture is online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDsmzSnfRvw (also listed on the Course Notes section of gc.soton.ac.uk). Some have […]
Reading: there is currently no specific reading. Please visit www.gc.soton.ac.uk and have a look around the site and in particular the set of resources. As the module progresses new resources will be added along with lecture notes and videos. As I set reading, I will put a post up on the website as well as […]
There will be a new set of assessments for 2014. See the Assessments page for details. There is a 50:50 split between individual and group work. Assessments will be spread out over the semester. This will allow marking feedback to be incorporated into the preparation of future assessments.
Global Challenges 2014 kicks off on Tuesday 28th January. I’m really looking forward to meeting the new cohort of students. This week I’ve been editing the new guest video lectures and updating some other course content as well as the assessments. Don’t worry these are not drastic changes and there is still no exam!
The University of Southampton is making some large changes to the undergraduate degree programs with the Flexible Learning project. Students will be able to pick modules from outside their program of study to build up a major/minor degree. I’m very pleased to announce that Global Challenges will be the first year module for the Sustainability […]
The assessments for Global Challenges has now been update to the following: Group Project Website – 40% Groups will be comprised of 5 students, with a mix in academic background. Each group will work together over the course of the module in order to produce a Project Website that will effectively communicate the Global Challenges. […]
Information on this website will be changing over the course of the next week as the syllabus and assessments are updated for the new academic year. A post on the front page will be made once all edits have been changed.
Read Donella Meadows Thinking in Systems pages 165-185 plus the Appendix up to page 195.