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Spring 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1466 section 001
SUSTAINABILITY

Call Number 06904
Day & Time
Location
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
403 Barnard Hall
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Brian Mailloux
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Sustainability is being hailed as the solution that is going to link activists, citizens, and corporations to solve the world’s environmental problems.  However, there are many ways to define the term and assess the longterm effects of so-called "sustainable" measures.  In this course, we will examine current and historical writings about human interactions with the environment in order to understand and identify our most profound environmental challenges and the most appropriate responses.  Responding critically to the ideas of the past, we will also ask how our views have changed over time and what it might take to tackle the current large scale environmental issues facing society.  Projects for the course include a critical essay, a political opinion piece, and a survey of environmental attitudes which is informed by the data studied and collected in class.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 14 students as of 11:25PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1466
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note BC ONLY; LOTTERY ON EBEAR NOV 6-10; RESULTS NOV 11
Section key 20141FYSB1466X001

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