Final Project: Create Your Own Case
Thus far, you have learned various ways to think about ethics in the context of coupled human-energy-environment systems and have put to work tools to help you conduct various types of ethical analyses. You will now look to your own interests in your career or RESS program and attempt to identify a topic that will further inform your interests. This is something you may have identified already in the course (by Week 10 or 11), or you may have come up with an entirely new topic. Either way, if you get stuck, please contact me and we can discuss.
NOTE:Final document will include 1) a clear and extended description of your topic; 2) assemblage of a cluster of articles, in the form of a brief literature review; 3) an analysis using all of the Ethics and at least one of the LCA or Stakeholder matrices; 4) and a 2500-3000 (i.e., 10-12 pages @ 250 words/page) word write-up of your analysis, including the description of your topic, the literature review, an analysis of your matrices, and some prescriptive arguments suggesting how to address some of the most important issues that you identified.
Conduct research on topic of your choice (please check with instructor if you have any confusions).
Assemble a cluster of articles about your topic.
Conduct ethical analysis (written out and explained).
Draw conclusions based on your research.
What is due for the Final Case?
This lesson will take us the rest of the semester to complete. Please refer to the Course Syllabus for specific time frames and due dates. Specific directions for the assignment below can be found within this lesson.
|Read and familiarize yourself with all materials and instructions for the Final Case Study. Be sure to clarify with the instructor any confusion or questions you may have. Comments and responses to any queries cannot be guaranteed < 48 hours prior to the due date time of the assignment.
If you have any questions, please post them to our Questions? discussion forum (not e-mail), located under the discussions tab in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.