Global Lab Course

Spring 2019 Art History
AR398  Japanese Visual Culture   
Four credit hours.  Weitz

Introduces students to conducting art-historical research on an aspect of Japanese visual culture. While the topic changes from year to year, students learn about Japanese cultures of representation, visuality, and display. Topic for Spring 2019: In the Folds of Time: Japanese Screen Painting. Byôbu, or decorative multi-paneled screens, divided interior space in Japanese homes. The course will include two required research trips to Boston (in February) and Kamakura, Japan (over spring break). In Kamakura, we will work directly with screens. Global lab course. Travel expenses for the Japanese field trip will be approximately $2400. Individual students should apply for financial support from Davis Connects. Interested students are encouraged to speak with the instructor about funding. Prerequisite: Art 101, 173, 174, 273, 274, or 276.

 

Global Innovation Course

Spring 2019 Environmental Studies
ES244  Marine Communities   
Four credit hours.  McClenachan

Introduces students to key ecological interactions in marine communities around the world, including kelp forests, coral reefs, sea grasses, and the open ocean. A key learning goal is improved scientific literacy through in-depth reading and synthesis of scientific papers and the development of a research proposal. Gloobal innovation course that will involve an optional field trip to Belize during spring break to collect data. There will be an additional fee for the spring break trip; students should contact the instructor as soon as possible about opportunities for financial support and deadlines to apply. Prerequisite: Biology 271 or Environmental Studies 271.