Liberal Arts and Sustainability Curriculum Grant
A project of the UNH Culture and Sustainability Initiative (CAS)
The Sustainability Institute invites proposals from UNH faculty members interested in developing and implementing programming that brings a liberal arts perspective to sustainability. Faculty members may submit proposals as individuals or groups, and they may involve staff and students in their planning. Interdisciplinary proposals involving collaboration between departments and offices that help to expand the scope and impact of the proposed program will be given special consideration.
Three course development awards of $3K each for courses are offered each year. Each awardee is receiving $2K in course development funding followed by $1K in implementation during the semester in which the course is offered. Submissions are due October 1 of each year. Awardees will be notified November 1. Sustainability Institute Faculty Fellows and staff will select awardees.
- Marla Brettschneider (Political Science & Women's Studies): "Occupy Democracy: Participatory/Sustainable Democracy in Theory & Practice"
- Petar Ramadanovic (English): "Eco-criticism, Sustainability and Nature"
- Maya Ravindranath (English): "Sustainable Languages."
- Paula Salvio (Education): "Hunger and Longing in Literature and Society"
- Jeanie Sowers (Political Science) and Janet Polasky (History): “Revolutions: A Two-Semester Exploration”
- Hetty Startup (Art & Art History): "Engaged Learning through Local Material Culture"
- Reginal Wilburn (English): "Why (Black) English Matters: Sustaining the Early Language of African American Difference."
- Susan Curry of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Classics): “Sustaining Ancient Rome: The Ecological Costs of Empire”
- Courtney Marshall of English and Women’s Studies: “Race, Gender and Environmental Justice”
- Joelle Ryan of Women’s Studies: “The Global Sex Industry: Exploring Transational Feminism, Ecocriticism and Sex Worker Rights”
The Sustainability Institute is encouraging the development of Humanities courses that may be cross-listed with the proposed UNH Sustainability Dual Major (SDM), which is intended to capitalize on UNH’s existing strengths and leadership in sustainability, including research and teaching. It seeks to give students in all majors the option of adding a transdisciplinary yet intellectually coherent pathway in sustainability that can complement their own disciplinary specializations. (For more information about the SDM, please visit http://unhsdm.weebly.com/index.html.) This is an opportunity for faculty in COLA to help highlight the Humanities’ contributions to sustainability, and to benefit from increased exchange with our colleagues in the natural, social and health sciences, as well as in engineering.
We are conceiving of “sustainability” in the broadest possible terms, covering topics such as:
- Environmental history, art and literature
- Studies of space and place
- Cultural heritage management
- Social and economic justice
The proposal should explain how the course advances the discussion of the relationship between the liberal arts and sustainability, and indicate how you plan to use the course development funds.
- Courses must begin to be offered in the 2012-13 academic year.
- Award recipients will be required to present their course as part of a Sustainability Dual Major faculty development effort.
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