Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
Watch Princess Mononoke, and then, analyze the film according to the previous four weeks’ reading. What does the film suggest about the causes and solutions of human alienation from nature? Do the film’s insights fit with Cronon (from Week One)? With White (from Week Two)? Is the film’s point of view closer to deep ecology or agrarianism (from Weeks Three and Four)?
Review your classmates’ posts. As you analyze their interpretation of the film, consider playing devil’s advocate and attempt to show how their analysis does not capture the essence of the either film or the authors they compare to the film. If you agree with others, enhance the discussion by including more supporting evidence from the articles or from your own outside research.
Attend discussion on at least four separate days, and post a total of 800 words. There is no required word count for individual posts as long as all your posts together total 800 words. Nor is there a minimum number of posts, but you must post on at least four separate days by Day 7.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.