APSC 8280: Engaging Science with Humanistic Disciplines in Sustainability Transitions
The seminar will explore some vehicles for transdisciplinary work to advance sustainability in “ecosocial” systems, such as food and agriculture. These vehicles are emerging as leading-edge approaches to making transformative changes in such systems.
CEGE 5180: Design and Implementation of Environmental Field Studies
This class will apply the fundamental aspects of environmental engineering, computer applications, hydrology, and chemistry to field studies – from the planning stages to the final data organization.
ENGL 8090: Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities
This course will explore efforts to counter the ongoing “crisis in the humanities” including the various subfields of ecocriticism as well as broader humanistic approaches to climate fiction, environmental justice, critical animal studies, and food studies etc.
GCC 3003/5003: Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues
In this course, students will work in teams to examine the fundamental challenges to addressing complex global health problems in East Africa and East African refugee communities here in the Twin Cities.
GCC 3054/5024: 11 Billion People: How Long Can the Planet Sustain Humanity?
This course investigates the origins, development, and predictions for humanity’s ecological niche on the planet through a novel interdisciplinary fusion of the social and environmental sciences to give students i) the ability to see the environmental context of the present in an evolutionary light, as well as ii) the tools to evaluate possible remediation and sustainability approaches to control these problems at the local and global scale.
GCC 3027/5027: Power Systems Journey: Making the Invisible Visible and Actionable
This course explores the integration of science-based environmental education, with art-led, place-based exploration of landscapes and creative map-making to address this challenge.
GCC 3052/5032: Ecosystem Health: Leadership at the Intersection of Humans, Animals, and the Environment
This class will focus on the emerging discipline of ecosystem health, and how these theories, methods and computational technologies set the stage for solutions to grand challenges of health at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment.
GCC 5005: Innovation for the Public Good: Design for a Disrupted World
In this project-based course, students will work in interdisciplinary teams to develop entrepreneurial responses to current social and environmental problems.
PUBH 6194: Climate Change and Public Health
This online course will present a global public health perspective on climate change for students who are interested in assessing and responding to its threats.