I am a lawyer and a Phd candidate in Political Theory at the University of Florida. First off, I will use this place to host info about classes I am teaching (syllabi, assignments, etc). This is so that most people will be able to have up-to-date info. I might also keep academic works-in-progress here, as well as a current CV.
That being said, I write--academically and informally--about culture and politics. Stick around if you like left-ward slanted politics, discussions about academia, indie-rock, genre and subculture films, pomo literature, comic books, continental political philosophy, and/or TV shows like Lost, Buffy (RIP), The Office, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire (RIP), or Twin Peaks (RIP). I might also write about my family, my house, restaurants and shops I have enjoyed, the little hamlet of Gainesville, and/or how someone SERIOUSLY annoyed me today. But mostly politics, art, and culture. Enjoy and give me feedback.
Contrary to previous plans, I need you all to attend on Wed (tmrw). This needs to happen for the following reason:
1. I need to do my course evaluations 2. I have an announcement about my Spring class
3. I have info about how to actually turn in the term paper. 4. I will take roll and give everyone in attendance one bonus point on their final grade. 5. You can all bring me my birthday gifts
This spring semester, Les Thiele is teaching POS 4931: "Sustainability in Action."
It will meet Tuesday 8-9 (3:00-4:55) and Thursday 9 (4:05-4:55). Apart
from class meetings, students will focusing on integrated projects on
sustainability issues that will have them doing primary research on
campus or in the community.
If they want to be in the course, they need to meet with Les Thiele and be
approved, because the course is departmentally controlled and they
cannot register themselves.
So if some of you who want to work next semester on
some exciting sustainability projects, have them set up appointments
for a meeting, then meet with Les. His office hours are Thurs 10-2, and Fri. 10-12.