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The Joy of Garbage

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Fall 2009
ES 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:

        The stuff we dispose of is important to us in many ways. It shapes our landscapes and landfills, affects our air with incineration, changes our water with hazardous materials, and can even help our planet through reuse, reduction, and recycling. What types of materials can do all of this and how? In the affluent nation in which we live, have we created a "garbage crisis"? Why do we have so much garbage?

         This class sets out to answer many of your questions about garbage. Throughout the course we will discuss the numerous aspects of waste management, why there are so many discards, and what you can do to change that. We will focus on the local and national levels, but also discuss some international disposal issues. Garbage is important and relevant to everyone!

How to Enroll:

Please attend the first day of class where CCNs will be given.   

8/15/09 – Class time has been decided! Tuesday’s 6-8PM!  Class will start 2nd or 3rd week of the semester. CCNs will be announced on the first day of class.

8/16/09 - CCNs will be given out as a lottery at the first class. The lottery will fairly be distributed between upper and lower class men. First class will be 2nd or 3rd week. Stay tuned! 

8/21/09-Class will begin 2nd week! Tuesday, September 1st, 6-8pm.

8/26/09-Class location will be announced Saturday morning, August 29th! Please check back then. Thanks!

8/29/09-Because classroom reservation is still pending, please meet in front of 123 Wheeler for first class only! 


Course Contact: joyofgarbage AT


Faculty Sponsor: Professor Bill Berry

Time & Location:

Cici Wang
5 EvansTu 6-8full

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: jog-syllabus-Fall-09.docJul 2235kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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