Jan 26, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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ENST 260 - Issues in Environmental Studies

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
The purpose of this course is to examine in depth an issue, problem, or set of issues and problems in environmental studies, to explore the various ways in which environmental issues are embedded in multiple contexts and may be understood from multiple perspectives. The course topic changes from year to year.

Topic for 2020/21b: Sound, Sonic Art, and the Environment. This course considers the roles of sound in natural environments and sound art as an environmentalist practice. Students read, listen to, and interact with primary thinkers, practitioners, and artists in the related fields of soundscape studies, acoustic ecology, ecomusicology, and ecological sound art. We seek to analyze and understand sounds as they occur in natural environments, consider the impact of human-made sounds on environmental health, and develop our capacities for deep listening, field recording, and soundscape composition as skill sets for environmental thinking and advocacy. Jonathan Chenette.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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