Throughout the semester you will write a total of four short, 2-3 page papers re


Throughout the semester you will write a total of four short, 2-3 page papers reacting to a particular week of the course between weeks 2 and 15. You are to detail what you think are the main useful concepts or ideas from the week and provide a reflection on how you think they might be useful for understanding the relationship between communication, advocacy, and the environment. You are free to choose what weeks you want to write about but must do at least one reaction
04/21: Should Trees Have Standing? – class notes
Nature – It is what it is
Person: a legal concept as an entity that has rights
Human = homosapien
Person = entity capable of having rights
Human not necessarily person
Person vs property
Standing = capacity to sue people
Conditions to have standing per constitution
Show injury
Must clearly be traceable to offending party
Must have a favorable court hearing to redress
Must be a person
Elephants are amazing
The Ganges river has personhood
The legal term “rights” is a metaphor
Overton window: the bounds of what acceptable discourse
paper in the first 8 weeks of the course. You can only write a paper for week 14 OR 15, not both. Papers about a particular week are due on Tuesday of the following week.


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