FIG #25: The Salish Sea

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or Rebecca.McLean@wwu.edu.


Cluster Description:
Start off your time at Western by getting oriented to the Salish Sea region and developing a sense of place here. We will experience the Salish Sea through different disciplinary approaches by reading Coast Salish authors and stories of place, learning about regional ecology, digging into layers of geology and history in the area, examining local issues of justice and equity, and more. We will engage in experiential learning activities like walking tours, scavenger hunts, debates, and storytelling. This FIG will equip you with questions to ask of every place you live and visit, starting here on the Salish Sea.

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Environmental Studies 202
Grace Wang
TR
10:00-11:20 am
3
SSC 
History 104
Jennifer Seltz
MWF
8:30-9:50 am
5
HUM 
Seminar 101
Natalie Baloy
MW
4:00-4:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

10
 

Course Descriptions for The Salish Sea

  • Environmental Studies 202, Intro to Environmental Studies and Sustainability, (Grace Wang) 3cr, SSC, CRN: 44010
    A basic overview of environmental issues in the United States and globally. An emphasis will be placed on environmental and human sustainability in a social science context.
  • History 104, Intro to American Civ: American History Since 1865, (Jennifer Seltz) 5cr, HUM, CRN: 44074
    From the end of the Civil War to the present.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Natalie Baloy) 2cr, CRN: 41053
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. Start off your time at Western by getting oriented to the Salish Sea region and developing a sense of place here. We will experience the Salish Sea through different disciplinary approaches by reading Coast Salish authors and stories of place, learning about regional ecology, digging into layers of geology and history in the area, examining local issues of justice and equity, and more. We will engage in experiential learning activities like walking tours, scavenger hunts, debates, and storytelling. This FIG will equip you with questions to ask of every place you live and visit, starting here on the Salish Sea.

To see descriptions of other courses, see the University Catalog on which you may search for course information using the "binoculars" icon in the PDF viewer (Acrobat Reader).

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