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Global Citizenship & Digital Storytelling this Spring

There are just a few more seats open in this unique course during the coming Spring Quarter… the course will be split between UW students and students visiting from Waseda University in Japan. The students will explore the concept of Global Citizenship through guest speakers, interviews, and exploring the media, culminating in the creation of their own 3-5 minute digital story. 

Online Learning Spring 2013 Courses Still Open!

Please remind students about online courses still available for spring quarter. Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means students can interact with their classmates and complete the course during the quarter. 

PoE special topics course in citizen ecology open to all majors

Students from all majors (sophomore and up) are invited to register for this unique special topics course this spring
ENVIR 495D, Citizen Ecology
MW 10:30-11:20, W 1:00-2:50
Open to all majors, SLN 13758

Should ecologists recruit the public to help collect important data to better understand global change—data that is otherwise difficult to get?
Or is data collected by the public fundamentally flawed? 

Spring 2013 Volunteer/ESRM Credit Opportunity Work with 5th graders to Teach about the Outdoors

Who: Undergrads or Graduate students with a passion for teaching about the outdoors and working with elementary school students.
What: Fall City Elementary 5th grade teachers are seeking volunteers to help teach outdoor education classes to 5th grade students during their trip to Seabeck May 21-24. Volunteers will work with teachers to develop and teach a specific class to multiple groups of students during their 4-day trip. 

Special Topics Courses ENVIR 495

Just wanted to let you know that we have some great courses going and we would like to share them with you. There are still open spots and want students to be informed they are out there:
ENVIR 495A: Environmental Pedagogy. T/Th 11am-12:20pm, SLN 13751
This class will educate students about environmental studies using a number of tactics and tools from environmental and experiential education and social and environmental justice. 

Spring Course – Q SCI 210 Introduction to Environmental Modeling

Q SCI 210 A / ENVIR 210A Introduction to Environmental Modeling
Spring Quarter 2013 – Meets MTWF 1:30-2:20 – 4 Credits
Instructor: Danny Grűnbaum, School of Oceanography
Models and computer simulations are increasingly important in understanding environmental science, in designing solutions to problems in natural resource management and environmental monitoring, and in predicting future environments under changing climates.
This course is a chance to learn how to use and critically assess environmental models you will encounter in scientific literature, the popular press, and debates about public policy. 

Arctic courses in Spring 2013

Dear UW student – the following courses are being offered in spring quarter by visiting scholars in Arctic studies/law/indigenous rights/resource development. Class size is limited for this one-time opportunity! Please find a poster with additional information attached.

Business in the Arctic – Working with Law and Policy in Resource Development (3 credits), Thursdays, 1:30-4:20 p.mJSIS 482B Canada Special Topics, AIS 475D Special Topics in Indian Studies, Dr. 

ENGL 347: Biographies of Women Scientists

ENGL 347: Biographies of Women Scientists 

MW 2:30-4:20
SLN 20381

The lack of a counter-part to the term “women scientists” in the course title suggests “scientists” is covertly gendered. But make no mistake–this course is not a feminist study of scientists or science. Rather, this course means to go beyond feminist theory even though it concerns writing about women scientists. The reading includes the biographies of the Polish physicist Marie Curie, American geneticist Barbara McClintock, British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, as well as the memoir of the American (male) geneticist James Watson, in which he candidly describes the ways in which male scientists perceived and talked about their female colleagues in his time and milieu. 

AIS 475F: Zombies and Indians

Instructor: Chad Uran
TuTh 1:30 – 3:20
While zombies have existed at some level of reality for centuries, it was not until the 20th Century that zombies overran the global popular imagination. Because of their origins at the many points of collision between colonizer and colonized, zombies have always walked the uncertain spaces between binary “certainties” such as us and them, rich and poor, slave and master, and, of course, alive and dead. 

ESRM 430 announcement

Announcement for ESRM 430 – Hyperspatial Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Management
Want to be on the cutting edge of science? Learn ecology at the speed of light? Hyperspatial remote sensing combines the latest technologies with traditional dirt under your finger nails ecology. Please forward to any interested parties.
5 Credits (no requirements, opened to non-ESRM majors)
Summary: You will be exposed to the principles of remote sensing using a combination of traditional and latest techniques (example: automated image segmentation/feature extraction). 

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