Fall 2019 Courses
Voices in Philosophy: German (PHIL 331T/ German 331)
This discussion-based course will train students who have studied German to read and analyze core philosophical texts in German. Classes include close readings of original texts, discussions of interpretation and application in a variety of other forms (including film, documentary, multimedia) and real-life situations. Students will examine how language and culture impact our understanding of core philosophical texts through attention to issues such as translation, vernacular, and word choice. Tutorials meet weekly for 75 minutes. Recommended prerequisite: German 204 or equivalent. Instructor: Staff
*while you do not need to be enrolled in PHIL 331: KANT to sign up for this course, you may find it rewarding to do so!*
Voices in the ENVIRONMENT: Spanish (ENVR 269T-1/ SPAN 272T-1)
Are the environmental challenges that communities face in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) countries comparable to other environmental problems across the globe?
How can ecotourism and biodiversity conservation improve the life of Galapagos Islands inhabitants? Can paramos enhance the water distribution system in Colombia while helping local community markets? Do local tribes in the Amazon Jungle contribute to the preservation of endemic species?
VOICES in the Environment explores how language and culture impact beliefs, behaviors, and interventions. Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, visual texts, and interviews, we examine environmental challenges in Latin American and the Caribbean. Guest speakers will help us explore the underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors, with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Prerequisite: 300-level of Spanish or equivalent. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Instructor: Edgar Virguez