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Spring 2012

MotherLands: Landscapes of Hunger, Futures of Plenty

AAS 3250/SWAG 3250 | MoWeFri 11:00AM – 11:50AM, Fri 12:00PM - 12:50PM
This course explores the legacy of the "hidden wounds" left upon the landscape by plantation slavery along with the visionary work of ecofeminist scholars and activists daring to imagine an alternative future ...

Models for Higher Density Housing

ARCH 5160 | Th 2:00PM - 4:45PM
This seminar will focus on density and contemporary housing issues, specifically related to affordable housing. As cities have spread out or decayed at the core, the variety of housing options has decreased ...

Issues Facing Adolescence Girls II

EDHS 2892 | Mo 5:00PM - 6:00PM
A continuation of EDHS 2891 Issues Facing Adolescent Girls I, this one-credit academic, service-learning class focuses on developing leadership skills through the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) ...

Issues Fostering Leadership in Adolescence Girls II

EDHS 3500 | Mo 4:00PM - 6:00PM
A continuation of EDHS 3501 Issues Fostering Leadership in Adolescence Girls I. In this course students explore the psychological, social, and cultural issues affecting adolescent girls and apply this understanding ...

Reading Diagnosis and Remediation for Reading

EDIS 5230 | Tu 7:00PM – 9:45 PM
This course focuses on the diagnosis of reading difficulties and the array of continuous assessments that a teacher may employ to appropriately develop remediation strategies. Emphasis is placed on using ...


Sustainable Housing: Design, Construction, Evaluation

ENGR 4595/4599 | TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15 PM
Buildings consume over 40% of US energy. ENGR 4595/4599 is a year-long sequence of courses (3 credits each semester) focused on achieving design and technology advances in affordable, sustainable buildings ...


EVSC 5559 | MoWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM
This is a 3-credit lecture/discussion course on the ecosystem effects of land use change with a tropical emphasis. This class is not targeted at graduate students only but ...


EVSC 4559/7559 | Mo 4:00PM - 5:00PM
This is a 1-credit seminar on climate and tropical forests. Come explore interactions between deforestation and climate, between developing and developed nations, and between economics ...

Developing Community-Based Projects

GDS 2100 | TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM
This course is designed to provide students with the theory, methods, and competencies needed to develop meaningful community-based scholarly projects. One class each week will be devoted ...

African Music and Dance Ensemble and Performance in Africa

MUEN 3690/4690 | TuTh 5:00PM - 7:15PM
A practical, hands-on course focusing on several music/dance forms from West Africa (Ghana, Togo) and Central Africa (BaAka), with the intention of performing during and at the end of the semester. Traditions include ...

Community Health Nursing

NUCO 4600 | MoWe 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Provides a foundation for nursing practice in community health by emphasizing the application of concepts and theories. Through a focus on family- and community-oriented nursing practice, students expand ...



NURS 3003-1 | TBA
This course prepares students to assume leadership roles in the local, state and national levels of the National Student Nurses Association. Students will develop individual learning contracts based on their ...

Healthy Appalachia: A community-based Participatory Research Partnership

PHS 5630 | Tu 5:00PM - 7:00PM
This course will introduce undergrads to a graduate level course. It will examine the relationship between Appalachian culture, economic development, education and health in far Southwest Virginia ...

Collaborative Planning for Sustainability

PLAC 5240 | Fri 9:00AM - 11:45AM
"Collaborative Planning for Sustainability" proposes that communities can only be sustained ecologically, socially, and economically with informed, legitimated participation by citizens actively engaged in public life. Public decisions are generally better when developed by processes that are inclusive of diverse views ...

Virginia Food Heritage: Planning for Sustainability & Resilience

PLAC 5500 | Tu 11:00AM - 1:45PM
Students will learn about how food heritage can be an important tool in community planning for sustainability and resilience. This planning applications course is part of the Virginia Food Heritage Project ...


TBA | Thu 5:00PM - 8:00PM
This is not a traditional lecture class, but a chellenging hands-on, team-oriented project driven course. There are three threads running through this course that we will weave together: understanding poverty and ...

Books Behind Bars: Life, Literature, & Community Leadership

RUTR 3340 | TuTh 12:30PM - 4:45PM
Students will grapple in a profound and personal way with timeless human questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How should I live? They will do this, in part, by facilitating discussions about short masterpieces ...


Cross-Cultural Engineering

STS 2500 | TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45PM
In order to better train students for working across cultural boundaries, this course will instill students with an anthropological understanding of culture. By exploring the depth of cultural variation and gaining ...