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Stevan Harrell
H A&S 397
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Special Topics--Social Science

Special courses drawn from interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. Content varies.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last year's syllabus
Last Update by Stevan Harrell
Date: 10/29/2003