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Why is Climate Change Un-believable - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Action

Stanford University - Summer Sessions

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1233 USD/credit 6165 USD/full
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The Why is Climate Change Un-believable - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Action course at Stanford University - Summer Sessions will run on two parallel tracks: on the one hand, we will delve into textual representations and arguments; on the other hand, we will attempt to develop a sensibility for how climate change makes itself manifest in the physical world.

Overview

Highlights

The science is there. The evidence is there. Why do people still refuse to recognize one of the greatest threats to human existence? Why can't, why won't they believe the truth? The time to act is slowly evaporating before our eyes. 

To answer this question requires an interdisciplinary approach that investigates many of the ways global warming has been analyzed, imagined, represented, and evaluated. Thus we welcome students of any major willing to embark on this common project and to participate fully. We will challenge ourselves to move between and amongst texts that are familiar and those we will bring into the conversation. There will be much that we miss, but we hope this course will at least begin a serious conversation in a unique way.

The first track of this Why is Climate Change Un-believable - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Action course at Stanford University - Summer Sessions  will center on the discussion of three science fiction novels: The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh, The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu, and Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. The second track of this course is comprised of a series of workshops that aims to develop spatial and material literacy relevant to climate change awareness. 

It will engage topics such as: scale, atmosphere, measure, material reciprocity, and garbage repurposing. One of the primary goals of this course is to not only understand the problem of climate change, but also how to best act upon it.

Programme Structure

Assignments

  • You will be required to post a short paragraph response (~250 words) to one of the readings every other week and share it in class.
  • As part of a group, you will give a 12-15 minute presentation on a topic connected to climate change. You should incorporate artistic, visual, sonic, and/or other kinds of media to depict the issue, and walk us through how and why you chose that method to represent your ideas

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Acceptance Completion Deadline: Monday, June 14

Credits

5 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Student Population: High School, Undergraduate, Graduate

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior, or a gap year student at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 19, 2021, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 15, 2021. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as freshman.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency section on the International Students page.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6165 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    6165 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1233 USD per credit during 2 months.

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