INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Fall 2020, Section 003 - People, Land, and Time
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Climate change and urbanization are changing how people interact with the natural and built environment. This seminar will explore how humans have thought about, constructed, and manipulated their environments across cultures and over time. Questions we will consider include: Can the built environment solve problems like poverty and the spread of disease? Do forests think? Are humans a force of nature? A connecting theme is how racial and ethnic identities, levels of economic development, spirituality, and religion have shaped relationships between people and landscapes. The central goal is to develop an appreciation for both the harmful and the innovative ways that aesthetics, technology, and power shape human-environment relations. Course materials include readings selected from history, geography, anthropology, and architecture, as well as painting, photography, and film. As a result of our interdisciplinary approach, students will learn how landscape design expresses philosophical concepts; be able to critically evaluate the Anthropocene concept; understand how symbolic violence is carried out through the structure of refugee camps; and gain tools for analyzing the intersection of climate, power, and migration.

Course Requirements:

Student evaluation for this course will be based on participation synchronously during class time, written essays that will be submitted via Canvas within a designated time frame, written responses to questions posed in Canvas discussions, and online presentations.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for International Studies Majors and Minors. It welcomes online participation. While there will be optional in-person office hours, this course does not require you to be on campus or present in-person. Students will kindly be requested to unmute their video for group discussions.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. The seminar will be held on Zoom or Blue Jeans in biweekly sessions that require synchronous participation.

Schedule

INTLSTD 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
25274
Open
2
3LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
 Online
25594
Open
2
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 Online
32512
Open
16
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
 Online
21471
Open
1
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (SEM)
 Online
30789
Closed
0
1LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
  Hybrid
25301
Open
6
 
-
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (SEM)
  Hybrid
30282
Closed
0
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
011 (SEM)
 In Person
34002
Open
3
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
F 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Note: This IN PERSON section meets together with the ONLINE section: INTLSTD 401.012.
012 (SEM)
 Online
39177
Open
5
2LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
-
TBA
Note: This ONLINE section meets together with the IN PERSON section: INTLSTD 401.011.

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