EM SC 240N
Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture

Lesson 12: Interstellar Part 2 and Final Project Submission



The focus of this last lesson is the submission of your final project, as well as finishing up your discussion of Interstellar. By the time you read this, you will likely have already submitted your initial proposal and draft of your final project. This week, you will finalize your project and submit it. Hopefully, through watching and analyzing Interstellar, you have some very solid ideas of how to integrate sustainability themes into a movie that has general appeal.

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • apply sustainability concepts to the analysis of the movie;
  • critically analyze claims made in the movie; and
  • assess the effectiveness of the rhetorical content of the movie.

Required Reading/Viewing

  • No additional reading/viewing required.

What is due this week?

This week you have Part 2 of the discussion board due, and an optional discussion board as well. Also, note that the final submission of your Final Project is due this week. Again, see Canvas for details.

Lesson 12 Checklist
Requirement Item Location Submission Location
Lesson 12 Discussion Board, Part 2 - Scientific Analysis See content on Canvas. Canvas - Modules tab > Lesson 12
Final Project Submission See content on Canvas. Canvas - Modules tab > Final Project
(Optional) Extra Credit - Movie Trailer See content on Canvas. Canvas - Modules tab > Final Project


If you have any general course questions, please post them to our Course Questions Discussion Forum located under the Modules tab in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum regularly to respond as appropriate. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses and comments if you are able to help out a classmate.