Defending Mother Earth: Science, Energy, and Native Peoples

Fall
Fall 2016
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 40
50% Reserved for Freshmen
16
Credits per quarter

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This introductory program brings together a variety of climate and energy issues occurring on Native American homelands. Students will explore the science and ethics of energy production and consumption, the environmental impacts of energy, and topics in alternative energy. For example, we will investigate impacts of hydropower on Native communities and cultures while learning the science associated with this energy source. Students will also examine contemporary Native American struggles to resist cultural and environmental devastation to their communities and their efforts to affirm tribal sovereignty and indigenous knowledge. Students will gain a solid understanding of both the science of energy and Native American tribal sovereignty in order to fully comprehend these issues. We will approach our learning through a variety of modes, including hands-on labs, lectures, workshops, field trips, group work, research papers, and weekly seminars on a variety of related topics.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

chemistry, physics, Native American studies, environmentally-related fields, and science education.

16

Credits per quarter

Fields of study: 
Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 40
50% Reserved for Freshmen
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Advertised schedule:

First class meeting : Monday, September 26 at 10am (Sem II C1105)

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2016-11-17Fee cancelled.
2016-06-01This introductory program now accepts students of all class levels.