Research Methods in Environmental Studies: River Encounters|
|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 in order 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|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
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)
|Examination 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 Sunday, January 25 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 25 intensive-full day
March 16-20 Spring break intensive session
|Instructor(s): Poulos,Helen Mills Sigman,Jill Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 5||FR: 0|