All Free Readings!
There is no textbook for the course.
Each week there is a set of freely available readings for you to read leading up to the next Monday discussion section in which you will use what you learn from the readings to discuss the weekly topic from the perspective you are assigned to represent. Readings are meant to be done after you watch a movie and before the next discussion section.
UC Davis pays significant fees each year to have much scholarly content available to its community for free. Prof. Pasternack has carefully selected effective materials for you to read drawing exclusively from free content, thanks to both pubicly available free options and UCD-paid options free to you.
Canvas File Folder
If you go to the SAS004 Canvas site and click on the Files menu option, you will find all of the readings organized by week in the Discussion Materials subfolder. All readings are provided to you in PDF format. UC Davis' copyright agreements with publishers allows us to access these items digitally for free, so I can provide them for you.
Course Website Links
Each week's discussion activity is explained on its own web page accessible by links in the table on the syllabus web page. These discussion activity web pages also list all of the readings for each week and provide download links or internet links to most of the readings. However, because this website is publicly accessible to people outside the UCD community, I cannot provide the readings that require UCD access here. Those are indicated as such and you will have to turn to the SAS004 Canvas Files site to get them.
List of All Readings and When to Read Them
Below is the list of all the shared items everybody has to read this quarter.
In addition to these items, each person is assigned additional readings in preparation for the discussion periods. Those listings are provided in the discussion web pages accessible through the syllabus page of this web site as well as in the discussion assignment MS Word (.docx) files available in each week's disucssion files folder on the SAS004 Files site.
Monday Discussion 1: Water Scarcity
1. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2019. “Shasta Dam & Reservoir Expansion Project General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)”
Monday Discussion 2: Water, Race, and Socio-Economics in America
2. FEMA. 2019. Risk Rating 2.0 Overview. & FEMA. 2019. Risk Rating 2.0 FAQ..
Monday Discussion 3: Water Quality
3. Ross and Marcus. 2018. “Too many Californians lack safe drinking water. Here’s how to supply the have-nots”. Sacramento Bee, 01 June 2018.
4. Reese. 2018. “Does your water district fail to comply with drinking water standards?” Sacramento Bee, 01 June 2018.
5. Boxall. 2014. “California to set chromium limit for drinking water supplies”. Los Angeles Times, 15 April 2014.
6. California Department Of Public Health. 2014. Nitrate Fact Sheet.
Monday Discussion 4: Self-Psychology, Externalization, and Environment
7. Zink, R. 2010. Asking 'Who are you?' when going into the wild: moving beyond an individualized form of outdoor education. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning 10:1:19-32.
Monday Discussion 5: Tropical Wilderness, Water, and Native Peoples
8. Turner, G.M., 2008. A comparison of The Limits to Growth with 30 years of reality. Global environmental change, 18(3), pp.397-411.
Monday Discussion 6: Pro Poor Water
9. Zerah, M.-H. and des Eaux, L. 2001. The Buenos Aires Concession: The Private Sector Serving the Poor. Water and Sanitation Program-South Asia, New Delhi, India. https://www.wsp.org/sites/wsp.org/files/publications/sa_buenos.pdf
Monday Discussion 7: Human Stewardship of the Earth
10. Zarfl, C., Lumsdon, A.E., Berlekamp, J., Tydecks, L, Tockner, K. 2015. A global boom in hydropower dam construction. Aquatic Sciences 77: 161-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-014-0377-0
Monday Discussion 8: Global Climate Change and Arctic Socio-Economics
11. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2013. “Climate Change 2013: Synthesis Report. Summary for Policymakers”
12. Fenge, T. 2001. “The Inuit and Climate Change”. Isuma 2:4:1-10.
- This reading is assigned for the movie The Fast Runner, so it is better to read this during that week to keep up with coursework. However, we do not use it in discussion until the joint discussion global climate change and arctic socio-economics.
Monday Discussion 9: Coastal Access
13. Pamela Pogue, Virginia Lee (1999) Providing Public Access to the Shore: The Role of Coastal Zone Management Programs, Coastal Management, 27:2-3, 219-237. https://doi.org/10.1080/089207599263848
How you find a journal article at its source location on your own
- Make sure you are connected to the internet through the university. If you are off-campus, there are two ways to do that, as explained at the library's web page HERE.
- As a first attempt, from a campus location or with a VPN/proxy login, simply write or paste the title of the aticle into Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com) for journal articles or a regular internet search engine if it is a newspaper article, government report, or other kind of document.
- if step #2 does not work for you, then go to the UC Davis web page that allows you to search for E Journals. It is HERE.
- Look at the required reading you want to get and take note of the name of the journal.
- Type the journal name into the "keywords" text box on the UCD E journals webpage and click on the "search" button
- If the website finds nothing, then the University has abandoned supporting that journal. Try using a web search engine to find the article. Note that if you do a web-based search for a journal UC does support, then the "door" into the journal that you take from a search engine is likely to not permit you to access the content, because you did not go through the UC's E journal "door". It migt work, but it might not.
- If the website finds it, then it may have one or more links you can click on. You have to take note of the volume number for the article follow the correct link.
- Next, you may arrive at the UC-eLinks web page that lists several possible sources permitted by the UC system. Once again, you have to take note of the volume number for the article and follow the correct link.
- When you click on source link, it will pop up a new window and then you must search for the article. There are two ways to do that. Option 1 is to find a search box and put in the name of the article or author and see if the journal's website can track it down. Option 2 is to navigate through the available or archival issues to the correct volume, issue, and page number
In summary, it is not very easy or intuitive to find a journal article the first few times you try, but as you practice it will get faster.