STS 4801

STS 4801

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course offers conceptual and analytical tools to study environment-society relations with a focus on water. We will confront water from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, examining different—and often less common and discriminated against—points of view and weaving together different perspectives from our readings, discussions, fieldtrips, guest lectures, and encounters around and about water. To this goal, we will engage with water from both a local and a global perspective: immersing ourselves in how several specific societies have interacted with water, we will compose and compare these representations. We will also encounter the closest possible water, that of Ithaca and surroundings: during the course we will conduct several fieldtrips, and, as a course project, each student will conduct a semester-long individual ethnographic project.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: seniors.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4801

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18106STS 4801  SEM 101

  • 4 local field-trips required: Dates and locations TBA.