“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Environmental Studies at Rice

Hey are you thinking of doing an undergraduate degree anywhere? If you come here you can study Environmental Studies--we just set it up. It's a humanities and science combo and of course I'm teaching part of the humanities (and social sciences) aspect.

I'm really looking forward to it. Dominic Boyer, my friend from anthropology (we just finished a book, stay tuned!) and Albert Pope (architecture) and myself are team teaching the 101 type of class. We're teaching a third each. I'm taking the middle part. My part is going to be about how the humanities interfaces with all this ecology stuff. I thought up some nice exercises!

1 comment:

D. E.M. said...

new names for climate change: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/scientists-consider-new-names-for-climate-change