The pandemic saw the break-down of industrial food production and distribution. Dr. Olga Kalentzidou's class GEOG-G 357 Urban Agriculture explores small-scale, local responses to food needs.
Community-engaged learning is central to Dr. Heather Reynolds’s course BIOL-L 326 – Biodiverse-City! The Art & Science of Green Infrastructure. The course examines the importance of and ways to design cities to be better for communities and the environment.
North America has 3 billion fewer birds than it did 50 years ago, and the downward trends continue. Dr. Ellen Ketterson's course Special Topics in Avian Conservation: Environmental Change and Resilience will help students comprehend the magnitude of the problem, why it should be of concern, and potential solutions to the problem.
Undergraduate internships available for Themester 2021.
Understanding and planning for modern environmental change will not be easy. Darren Ficklin's fall 2021 "Resilience" course is intended to equip students with a foundation.
Natural Disasters, Sustainability, and the Future of Civilization: An interview with Dr. Michael Hamburger
Michael Hamburger's fall 2021 introductory course investigates natural disasters from an interdisciplinary perspective.
No studio access. Wi-Fi failures. Noise in the hall. This year's Themester podcasts hosts, undergraduate Eliza Craig and recent graduate Noura Ahmed, talk about the challenging experience of creating the "Democracy" podcast series.
Themester interns and PACE students compiled a democracy checklist, an incomplete list of actions students can take to engage with political processes in the U.S. or elsewhere.
How are U.S. policy decisions made? What are the skills of effective leaders? How do important public issues gain attention? In PACE-C 250, students learn to better understand the factors involved in the policy processes and to practice the key skills to bring theory to practice. Dr. Carl Weinberg talks about the course.
Western theater traces its roots to Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy, which engaged with democracy and citizenship. Putting Democracy to the Test, taught by Dr. Teresa Kovacs in Germanic Studies, examines the role of performances in maintaining democracy and countering totalitarianism and fascism in German-speaking countries.
Electoral representation is not easy, and there's not one single way of pursuing it. A new class, POLS-Y110 Mathematics and Politics: Conundrums of Representative Democracies, uses mathematical tools to explore the possibilities. Instructors Dr. Larry Moss and Dr. Armando Razo note that the math used here isn't about formulas and numbers, but rather patterns and ideas.