ES 761: Theory/Pract Sem

Synonym:

86421 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Joy Ackerman

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 9/7 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sun 9/9 (8:00AM-11:59AM)
Fri 11/2 (1:00PM-6:59PM)
Sun 11/4 (8:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Integrated Projects
Restricted to Ph.D. III students'

This seminar is designed to provide a forum for consultation and critique as students' work on their Service Projects and Integrated Essay. It provides participants with an opportunity to discuss the meaning of scholarship and service as they are engaged in their projects. This seminar will explore questions such as claims to knowledge, the role of the expert, the relationship between scholarship and political action, the political context of environmental research, and issues of uncertainty and ambiguity. What are the special problems encountered by the environmental researcher who is actively involved in community projects? What is the role of scholarship for the activist? How might research contribute to social change and environmental action? (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)