About the Course:
This practicum is designed to bring together students from the humanities, natural and social sciences, and the professional programs to study and discuss water issues. While the practicum is intended to generate inter-disciplinary dialogue and action, the curriculum has a special focus on the interconnectedness of contemporary issues with water, energy and food and how they may be responded to. In the course of the semester, participants will conduct fieldwork and present an exposé, hear from guest speakers every other week, view films, read selections about water issues, and discuss ideas with classmates and guests in a small workshop fashion.
As where the first eight weeks emphasize readings, after the midterm our focus will turn to discussion of innovative ideas from films, guest speakers, and exposé presentations. For those interested, the course will also offer an opportunity to join a “Rethinking Water” effort among researchers at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Boston University seeking to stimulate and connect water projects and share resources.
Though listed as an undergraduate seminar (98/198), faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers, professionals and invited members of the public are welcome to attend as well.
There are no prerequisites.
Please see the attached syllabus for a more in-depth description of the topics we will explore throughout the semester.
How to Enroll:
First come, first in. If you are interested in taking the class, come to the first class on Thursday, September 1st (4-6 p.m.). Course control numbers are listed below. All--faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers--welcome (although only undergraduates are eligible to receive credit).
Course Contact: j.rubiello AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Kathleen Moran
Time & Location:
|Rethinking Water||Jennifer Rubiello||15||101 Archaeological Research Facility (22||Th 4p-6p||9/01||started||02017 (lower)|
|Syllabus: Rethinking Water Syllabus Fall 2011.doc||Mar 13||150kb||Word Doc (Viewer)||View Download|
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