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Ecology of Eating: Reporting from the Fields of Science and Art
ENVS 346
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: DANC 346

Working across the fields of art and science, this course aims to create a physical and intellectual context in which to explore and connect the many food issues that are shaping our times. We will examine food-related stories that are finding their way to the front page: water shortages, soil depletion, the obesity epidemic, factory farming, and alternatives to the industrial food system. We will design creative research projects that draw on a host of connections between the American food system and its impact on our natural environments, health, and economy. You will learn new tools for translating your research through a series of creative activities leading to concrete outcomes. We will read essays in ecology, environmental history, and food issues; each of you will design a project that reports from the fields of science and art as you find new ways to make your research evident. Project designs may range from, but are not limited to, an interactive discussion, live performance, a video, or a workshop module for a particular community.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing
Design and create interdisciplinary research projects including performative and written modes of dissemination.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA DANC
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)

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