H A&S 397
Special courses drawn from interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. Content varies.
The geographic, demographic, climatological, technological, agronomic, and political aspects of the environment of the People's Republic of China, along with the rapid changes that have happened in the last fifty years, the policies that have effected these changes, and the likely direction of changes in the near future.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and class discussions; a lot of construction of models through socratic elicitation, and whatever else seems appropriate that day. Films and videos, ramifying web links, experimental methods all play their parts.
Be willing to think systemically and critically.
Class assignments and grading
A series of papers on problem topics.
Quality of writing and analysis in the papers