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Information Session for Permaculture and Agroecology Field School in Colorado (Summer ‘A” Term – 2013)

Dear Colleagues:
I am pleased to invite everyone to the first of two information sessions for our forthcoming Acequia Agroecology and Permaculture Field School to be held in Colorado and New Mexico during the “A” Term of our Summer 2013 Session, which runs June 27 through July 27. I only have space for 21 students this year.
I have attached a course announcement for your convenience. 

Gen Studies 391 D: Research Exposed! – space available

Please let your students know that there is still space available in our one-credit hour course, Research Exposed! Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers students an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. 

Finance & Accounting from a Sustainability Perspective – ESRM 321, NW, I&S

Will you please forward to your students / post on your website, the information below and attached flyer about my Finance & Accounting from a Sustainability* Perspective course? ESRM 321 is an introductory business course designed for non-business majors, has NO prerequisites, gives NW and I & S credit, and is taught at 5:30 pm to avoid conflicting with other course offerings. 

*NEW* Winter 2013 Class: EPA Fog Collection as Alternative Water Resource/Design Competition

Looking for an exciting opportunity to do interdisciplinary design for a national competition?
Sign up for:
BSE 490B
sln 20937
T TH 300-430
3 credits
EPA People Prosperity and Planet Student Design Competition:
Innovation Approaches to Fog Collection as Alternative Water Resource
The class will focus on the analysis, design and prototyping of new approaches to fog collection as an alternative water resource in the informal urban settlements of Lima, Peru. 

WINTER 2013 ESRM 455 Wildlife Seminar NW 1 credit sln 13958

Have students that need NW credit? This seminar can be taken up to 8 times, since there are different speakers every quarter. 100 new spaces added today!
Great for any student with an interest in wildlife and their conservation.
ESRM 455 Wildlife Seminar (1, max. 8) NW West
Discussion of current research and application in wildlife biology and conservation. Credit/no-credit only. 

Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Gain Experience and Make a Difference
The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” forWinter Quarter 2013. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. 

EDUC 401Z – COOL science education course

Anyone interested in teaching, outreach, communicating science or who just wants classroom experience should take a look at the COOL course below. This is the first of two quarters (the next will be in spring) – while students are encouraged to take both courses, it is possible to just take the Winter Quarter course.

New course offering: COOL Science Education, EDUC 401Z
Credits: 1-5. 

Communicating Science to the Public Effectively (CENV 500) – Winter 2013

This is a *fantastic* course created by and for graduate students, with strong leadership from CoEnv grad students (most recently Rachel Mitchell from SEFS and Jessica Rohde from SAFS). They have run this course successfully for two years and we’re now sponsoring it as a C ENV course. Participants in the seminar will have the opportunity to present a 30 minute public talk on their graduate research to be delivered during the 2013 Engage: The Science Speaker Series at Town Hall Seattle. 

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013

SEFS 550E – 2-credit journal club on Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Winter 2013
Are you interested in:

The dynamics of human communities’ relationship with their environment?
Interactions between ecological and social systems and processes?
Interdisciplinary approaches to complex questions?

Then this weekly seminar on coupled human-natural systems is right for you!

Weekly discussion of 1-3 journal articles
Course content flexible based on participant interest

Questions? 

Winter Pol S Courses Open to Non-Majors

WINTER 2013 COURSES NOW OPEN TO ALL MAJORS
Pol S courses are now open to students in all majors, including the only Pol S course that counts for VLPA credit, Pol S 281/Engl 251, and Pol S 334 taught by Associate Vice Provost Luis Fraga. Scroll down to see descriptions about the following courses which have the most room. See the Time Schedule for SLNS and additional detail, including learning goals and grading, http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/WIN2013/polisci:
Pol S 249, Introduction to Labor Studies
Pol S 270, Introduction to Political Economy
Pol S 281/Engl 251, Literature and American Political Culture
Pol S 310, Modern Political Thought
Pol S 334, Topics in American Politics
Pol S/LSJ 361, US Courts & Civil Liberty
Pol S/LSJ 363, Law in Society
Pol S 448, Politics of the European Union
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Pol S 249/Hist 249/Soc 266, Introduction to Labor Studies
Instructor: Professor Margaret Levi
Lecture: MW 12-120, Quizzes TTh
5 cr., I&S
This interdisciplinary course focuses on workers–employed and unemployed, legal and illegal–and their strategies to improve their employment and political conditions, especially through unions. 

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