IS1806 Bottomdwellers in an Ocean of Air

Credit:

2 credits

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View toward Morris, June 6, 2011

Time and Place:

Th 2:00-3:40 pm, Science Building, Room 2185

Instructor:

Sylke Boyd

Office:

Science Building, Room 2315

Phone

589-6315

e-mail:

sboyd@morris.umn.edu

Office Hours:

M 11-1, T 1-2, F 12-1am or after arrangement

Required Text:

None, documents will be made available online

Course Calendar

This course is part of the first-year experience for UMM students, and designed to form an intellectual community (IC) of students, instructor(s) and guests. This is a seminar class, which is explained by Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary as  “a small group of students … engaged in advanced study and original research under a member of the faculty and meeting regularly to exchange information and hold discussions.“

We  explore an interdisciplinary topic in many different directions. Students have considerable influence onto the direction of exploration. Below is a preliminary layout of focal points:

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Walk of Trivia on People and Climate 2012

Ice Age and the Land Bridge

Mesopotamia and the Akkadian Empire

Maya

Vikings in Greenland

North-American farmers during the Medieval Warm Period

Katrina and Sandy - two costly storms

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Science Building, 4th floor: display case designed by the Fall 2011 class.

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