ES 720: Reading Seminar I


77943 (for web registration)




Joy Ackerman






Fall 2011

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Competency Area: Foundation
Restricted to Ph.D. II students. Open to ES Masters students by permission of instructor. This reading seminar will enhance students?ÇÖ understanding of the literature of place and space through multiple disciplinary and conceptual perspectives and explore the implications of differing theoretical positions for environmental research and practice. Students will collectively read and reflect through writing and discussion on key literature encompassing a range of epistemological perspectives from phenomenology to critical theory, and engage with the work of scholars of place from disciplines including geography, cartography, anthropology, philosophy and psychology. Students will also identify readings related to their own areas of research and practice (bioregional identity and community-based conservation, place-based learning and educational policy, place identity and spiritual experience in nature) and present and lead group discussions around their topics. Course participants will contribute to an annotated bibliography, and give an oral presentation on a particular theoretical perspective and how it informs research or practice in their area of interest. (Additional contact hours will be met by coursework designed to be completed on-line).^Reading Seminar topic defined. Meeting date added. Faculty assigned.^2011-07-06 00:00:00.0^^^^^^^09/10/11^09/10/11^S^08:00AM^11:59AM^11/05/11^11/05/11^S^08:00AM^11:59AM^12/01/11^12/01/11^Th^01:00PM^03:59PM^12/03/11^12/03/11^S^08:00AM^11:59AM^