Climate Change From the Ground Up
Students in the First-Year Experience class Sustainability in the Anthropocene learn about climate change from scientific, social, and cultural perspectives, both in the classroom and in the field at the Baca Campus in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.
Imagine a fluid network of Native American texts and art while learning to ask better questions through reading works by contemporary Native American writers. Students will interrogate curations and critical approaches to indigenous arts and writing, made possible by the FAC fellowship, Provost funds, VWS, and NEH fund.
With artificial intelligence becoming the new obsession of our current technological society, this course will study machine learning from both a theoretical and an applied perspective. Students will get to engage several machine learning algorithms that solve specific problems and come to understand how they work.
Come to understand the unique challenges of rebuilding (or building) economies after conflicts between nation-states, civil wars, and between governments and terrorist groups. Through the context of development economics, as well as historical and political factors, students will inspect these challenges.
Inspect ancient Maya politics and culture through a study of public sculpture, murals, ceramics, and architecture from sites in modern-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. This course will engage with the impact of colonization, the display of Maya art in museums, and the ethics of working with archaeological artifacts.