UNHO 277: Environment’s Role in Global Society
Dr. Don Hodges, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries
Approved for General Education: Cultures and Civilizations
We will examine the role that the natural environment has played globally in social and economic development over time, emphasizing the relationship between society and the natural world for a wide range of values – consumptive, spiritual, recreational, and cultural. This will be accomplished through a review of the history of thought and use of the environment and how cultural development and change have been influenced by the natural environment, followed by an examination of selected environmental and natural resource issues and society’s responses.
UNHO 267: Service Learning
Dr. Bob Kronick, Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Approved for General Education: Social Sciences
In this course, you will draw on your common experience of education to examine related social issues such as tax policy, racism, home ownership, health care, and workforce preparation. This course will allow you to put a face on these issues, per the service learning design. As part of the course, you will be asked to serve in a local community school. Thus, you will spend time in class discussing issues that you will then confront when you work in the community. This course will allow you to learn while serving, hopefully instilling you with a sense of civic responsibility.
UNHO 258: James Agee’s America
Dr. Michael Lofaro, Department of English
Best known as the author of Pulitzer Prizewinning A Death in the Family and the American classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Knoxville native James Agee (1909-1955) was also a perceptive and prolific observer of American culture. His published works are remarkable for their variety—he was a poet, novelist, journalist, essayist, film reviewer, and screenplay writer. His continual exploration of new fields often led critics to bemoan Agee’s dilution of his talent by not concentrating on the single type of writing which they believed was his best, though he was unquestionably successful in all the genres that he engaged.