ECON 138: Working with Economic Data
Economists treat nature as providing environmental services that contribute to the production of goods and services that address human needs and desires. This course will focus on the measurement and valuation of those services as part of quantifying market outcomes. Within the discipline, environmental harm is seen as a failure of the market. We will consider how economists measure the magnitude of this deviation from the ideal, and assess efforts to ameliorate the failure.
David Ross, Economics: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10-11 am
EDUC 285: Ecologies of Minds and Communities
Environmental education is too often split off not only from its felt source, but also from matters of social justice, thus reifying a divide between “human society and culture” on the one hand and “nature” or “the environment” on the other. “Ecologies of Minds and Communities” weaves these strands together: In order to elicit and develop diverse students’ ecological literacy, we will attend to “the distinctive features of students’ emotional and imaginative lives” (Judson), as well as to their community and cultural lives, including the raced, gendered, and classed dimensions of students’ experiences, concerns, and desires.
Jody Cohen, Education: Monday/Wednesday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
ENGL 216: Re-creating our World: Vision, Voice, Value
To this shared project, the discipline of English literary studies will contribute an awareness of the limits and possibilities of representation, asking what is foregrounded, and what omitted, in each verbal, visual, aural or tactile re-presentation of the world. Asking, too, what might be imagined that has not yet been experienced, “Re-creating Our World” will invite students both to create their own multi-modal representations of the spaces they occupy, and to re-create, in some way, the space that is Bryn Mawr.
Anne Dalke, English: Monday/Wednesday, 2:30-4 pm