1.Argument and analysis (50%) Is the argument well stated in an introductory paragraph? Does it answer the question? Is it substantiated, and is it developed analytically?
2.Evidence (35%) Does the student use ample evidence from readings, lectures, and media (if applicable)? Is evidence from the readings cited? Is the evidence being used appropriate to the argument being made?
3.Style (15%) Does the essay have a nice flow; are the ideas connected? Does it have a conclusion? Is it legible?
YOU CAN ONLY USE 3 RESOURCES FROM “CLASS AND NATURE”, “WAR AND INSECTS READING” AND “DEATH OF NATURE”. AND one more additional outside resource.
Many environmental activists claim that environmental problems are not just about “nature” but also “social” problems. Drawing on evidence from lectures, readings, and other class material, make a case for the relevance of this claim. What do they mean when they make this argument, and to what extent is it helpful in understanding modern environmental history and our contemporary global society?