ST 197 Human/Nature Arts and Humanities Lab
Facilitators: Jim Fleming and Gianluca Rizzo
How are the terms “human” and “nature” interrelated and how is their relationship changing? We like to think of the interaction as a peaceful one, as one of balance and mutually beneficial coexistence, but the word “slash” can help us remember that more often than not violence is the mode of interaction. This Arts and Humanities laboratory and public lecture series features visiting scholars and Colby faculty from a variety of fields, including history, art, and philosophy, addressing fundamental aspects of human experience, such as food, architecture, war, and planetary futures. Who is ultimately in charge? Students will discuss weekly topics on a course weblog. Nongraded. One credit hour. Extra credit events are marked EC.