F&ES 783b / 2015-2016

Field Course in Culture, Politics, and Social Change (Western Wyoming, 2016 Field Site)

Credits: 3

Spring 2016: Time and location TBA
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You must add this course to your OCS (online course selection) worksheet for invite into the Canvas online system.

This course provides students with the opportunity to engage environmental politics and social change through experiential field-based learning and immersive research. Using a case-study approach, the course emphasizes active learning and independent research about broad theoretical issues pertaining to culture, politics, values, social movements, and institutional structures. The central component of the course is a major field trip to Western Wyoming, which is an especially salient context for examining these theoretical issues through the lens of water scarcity, population growth, income inequality, energy development, local knowledge, and indigenous perspectives. The course will meet throughout the semester for instruction and discussion in preparation for the Spring Break trip, and will conclude with sessions where students will present their research.

Because of high demand, the course requires a brief application (email the instructor for more information (justin.farrell@yale.edu) 
Enrollment limited to 10
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