"Test-Drive" the University Honors Program...by taking an Honors Seminar (a smaller course with 15-20 students)
ANTH 391 (section 00H1) - Domesticating the Planet. MW 2-3:15. Taught by Prof. Sibel Kusimba.
The Maya, the Aztec, the Nubians -- early people interacted with their environment in remarkably sophisticated ways. Using case studies from the ancient world, this honors introductory level course will examine the critical problems of human-environment interactions, such as climate change, resource intensification and depletion, resource conflict, disasters, and demographic impacts on the environment. Archaeology is unique among the disciplines in offering a long-term perspective on human history that spans hundreds of thousands of years. What can archaeology tell us about the history of human interaction with our environment? What challenges and struggles did ancient societies face in adapting to environments and environmental change, and can we learn from this past history?
GEOL 399 (section 00H1) - Volcanology T/Th 11-12:15. Taught by Professor Jim Walker.