Water: Hydrology, Aquatic, Chemistry, and Ecology explores the geochemical, physical, hydrological, and biological properties of water systems at the level of a watershed.This class applies several different principles such as surface hydrology, ecology, field sampling, and experimental design.
Smiling Through the Apocalypse scientifically surveys contemporary predictions of a secular apocalypse, including: financial collapse, climate change, nuclear Armageddon, pandemics, and resource scarcity. The course questions the seriousness of these dangers and how to live a rewarding life if they were to occur.
Cultural Perspectives in Dance introduces students to dance ethnography; the study of the social, cultural, and political life of dance, dances, and dancers. Students will read dance ethnographies and will have the unique opportunity to talk directly with ethnographers. Beyond exploring the methodological, theoretical, and ethical issues of dance ethnographies, students will have the opportunity to create their own mini dance ethnography.
EnAct is dedicated to environmental action on local, national and global levels. We organize around educational films and speakers, conservation-based community service and sustainability initiatives on campus. This year we launched a compost pickup program for off-campus houses, ran the Swap Space (a campus free store open Mondays and Fridays 3-5pm), volunteered with RMFI, and will help install a native pollinator garden during 8th block. Our biggest series of events takes place during the first week of 8th block for Earth Week, so look for our posters or contact Laurel Sebastian for more information.