Research Methods in Environmental Studies: River Encounters|
Spring 2016 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This is a feet-to-the-fire course that will introduce students to diverse methodologies for conducting research on riparian systems. The course will give students an opportunity to explore the Connecticut River, its ecology, culture, and history to understand the role it plays in our lives. Students will explore these topics through scientific data, hands-on learning, and movement. Course related research will be conducted in multiple ways to understand environmental topics. This course is part of Feet to the Fire and the Creative Campus Initiative (www.wesleyan.edu/creativecampus).
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [E&ES197 or BIOL197 or ENVS 197] OR E&ES199
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Olsen, A., BODY AND EARTH: AN EXPERIENTIAL GUIDE (2002)
Haslam, S. M., Purseglove, J. W., & Wait, G. A., THE RIVER SCENE: ECOLOGY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE. Cambridge University Press, (1997)
Likens, G. E. (Ed.), RIVER ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. Academic Press (2010)
Jacoobson, D., Disxon, A., Leggett, W. C., Barcy, B. C., & Massengill, R. R. (Eds.), THE CONNECTICUT RIVER ECOLOGICAL STUDY (1965-1973) Revisited: Ecology of the Lower Connecticut River 1973-2003. American Fisheries Society (2004)
Frid, C., Dobson, M., & Dobson, M., ECOLOGY OF AQUATIC MANAGEMENT. Oxford University Press (2013)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Homework assignments, group projects, individual projects, problem sets
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course will be co-taught by Teaching Fellow Helen Poulos, and Creative Campus Fellow Jill Sigman, Artistic Director of jill sigman/thinkdance. The course will meet approximately once a week and will have a day-long intensive on Saturday, January 24 and a week-long intensive during spring break.
Meeting Times/Dates: Spring 2015 (Tuesdays 1:10-4:00)
This course will meet on the following dates:
You must be eligible for ALL the listed course sessions and intensives in order to take the course. There will be no exceptions or excused absences except in case of medical emergency.
Jan 24 intensive-full day
March 16-20 Spring break intensive session
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