Courses and Interdisciplinary Minors
310 Contemporary Issues Seminar
The Contemporary Issues Seminar, taken in the junior or senior year, is an opportunity for students who are developing as liberally educated people and maturing in an area of study to integrate what they have learned so far with one another across academic divisions in the analysis, discussion and research of issues or problems of common concern.
320 College Honors Seminar
The seminar, interdisciplinary in focus, provides honors students with the opportunity to examine "an issue of significance" by interacting with faculty in a setting that transcends the boundaries of a particular academic discipline and encourages the nurturing of holistic patterns of thinking.
166 Introduction to Women's Studies
This course introduces students to feminist scholarship and acquaints them with the intellectual, ethical, social, political, historical and cultural forces constructing gender. The class is interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist pedagogy.
360 Seminar in Women's Studies
This seminar explores a broad range of classical and contemporary feminist theory and contrasts it with existing, normative theoretical paradigms. A feminist framework is used to focus on a specific academic field, i.e., history, literature, labor, science. Emphasis is placed on cultivating self-development through student participation in pedagogical experimentation, project creation and reading choices. Prerequisite: two of the courses listed above or permission of the instructor.
410 Senior Seminar in Environmental Assessment
A number of studies in the 1960s suggested that the exploitation of natural resources for the purpose of economic development and meeting the demands of growing populations was having additional second and third order effects that were detrimental to global ecological systems. In the the need for international cooperation has been recognized, but the results have been realized slowly. This seminar gives students an opportunity:
- to evaluate the state of the environment at global, national, and local levels of analysis;
- to survey methods of environmental assessment and assessment in the U.S. and its member states.
- Cognitive Science
- Environmental Studies and Policy