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Instructor Info:Sue Darlington
Office Extension x5600
Emily Bigelow
Adrian Becker
Elana Brown
Jenny Cavanaugh
Graham Glaser
Ellen Green
Sky Loth
David Meehan-Romero
Megan Meo
Sarah Steadman
Amelia Tarren
David Valerio
Kitso Wangdi
Nara Williams
Archie Zietman
Term: 2013S
Meeting Info: Monday
02:30 PM - 05:20 PM Cole Science Center 121
Description: Designed for advanced Division II and Division III students, this course will critically look at the relationship between the environment (natural and built) and communities. Issues of culture, history, economics and politics will be considered as students explore the meanings of the concepts of environment, environmentalism, community, and others. Students must be working on a major research project related to the topic of the course, or propose a research topic. In the first part of the course, we will read theoretical materials concerning key social issues in environmental studies, such as climate change, development versus conservation, community-based management of natural resources, environmental influences on conflict, among others. For most of the course, students will plan and facilitate class activities either singly or in small groups based on their own interests and research projects. Division III students should plan on sharing parts of their projects for peer feedback.