Courses of Study 2021-2022 
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Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VISST 2012 - Discussions of Environment and Sustainability

(crosslisted) ENVS 2010  
(CA-AS, ALC-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading (no audit).

Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: ENVS 2000 ENVS 2010 VISST 2002 , VISST 2012.
Enrollment preference given to: Arts & Sciences and CALS students planning to complete or interested in the Environment & Sustainability major. Co-meets with ENVS 2000 /VISST 2002 .

J. Lehmann, K. Presutti.

This colloquium presents students with diverse approaches at the art-science interface used to interest, educate and motivate people to consider, address and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. It consists of a series of lectures by experts with different perspectives addressing a variety of environmental and sustainability problems with regard to humanistic concern. The small group discussion session allows in-depth engagement with the art-science interface. Building on the possibilities shared by our expert visitors, students in the discussion section will develop their own approach to addressing environmental issues. We will analyze how the ways in which information is shared is as significant as the information itself, and consider “artistic” and “scientific” perspectives as mutually beneficial tools for exploring and communicating our relationship to the environment.

Outcome 1: Develop depth of knowledge, ability to use concepts and analytical tools, and to understand public policy dimensions in sustainability sciences at the art-science interface.

Outcome 2: Mobilize students’ own backgrounds and developing expertise to produce a public-facing display that communicates environmental knowledge in creative ways.

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