19546

ES 101 Introduction to Environmental Studies

Yuka Suzuki

. T . Th .

1:00 pm-2:20 pm

OLIN 204

SSCI

Cross-listed: ANTH, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Human Rights Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the relationship between humans and the environment. In recent years, the environment has soared to the top of national agendas, mobilized efforts in global governance, and created new definitions of modern citizen-subjects. In this course, we address specific environmental issues by looking at case studies in both historical and contemporary contexts. A core course required for moderation into the Environmental Studies Program, ES 101 is taught in rotation by members of the program faculty. Instructors select the specific research problems to be addressed. In 2009, the central themes are sustainability and environmental justice. Specific questions we will explore include: the grafting of global environmental discourses onto local contexts; how environmental policies are practiced, reconfigured, and contested; the role of local histories and politics in understanding such struggles, the rubric of sustainability as a critical bridge between conservation and development; and emergent debates surrounding the notion of environmental justice. Readings will include case studies from Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, the United States, and Zimbabwe among other places. The course also invites occasional visits from other faculty members in the program to introduce different disciplinary perspectives based on their work.

 

19279

ES 308 Geographic Information Systems

Mark Becker

. . W . .

3:15pm -5:45 pm

HDRANX 106

SSCI

2 credits This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive review of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing technologies as they are used in a variety of social and environmental science applications. Through a mixture of lectures, readings and hands-on exercises, students will acquire an understanding of the structure of spatial data and databases, basic cartographic principles and data visualization techniques, how to conduct spatial analysis and methods for developing sound GIS project design and management practices. Upon completing this class, students will:

Prerequisites: Preference will be given to moderated students.

 

19221

ANTH 212 Historical Archaeology

Christopher Lindner

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLIN 304

SSCI

 

19214

ANTH 265 Race & Nature in Africa

Yuka Suzuki

. T . Th .

10:30am 11:50 am

OLIN 303

SSCI

 

19227

ECON 101 A Introduction to Microeconomics

Sanjaya DeSilva

. . W . F

10:30 -11:50 am

OLIN 204

SSCI

 

19228

ECON 101 B Introduction to Microeconomics

Kris Feder

. T . Th .

1:00 pm -2:20 pm

RKC 101

SSCI

 

19099

ECON 229 Statistics

Andrew Pearlman

. T . Th .

9:00 -10:20 am

OLIN 204

MATC

 

19248

PS 250 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis: How Not to Lie with Statistics

Mark Lindeman

. T . . .

. . . Th .

10:30 -11:50 am

10:30 -11:50 am

HDRANX 106

OLIN 308

MATC

 

19231

SOC 101 A Introduction to Sociology

Amy Ansell

M . W . .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

RKC 101

SSCI