Feb 19, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ENG 102-1 - Topic: Life of Bees: an Interdisciplinary Perspective (FYS) (1)

The Life of Bees: an Interdisciplinary Perspective

This course will introduce students to bees and beekeeping through the academic lenses of film studies, food studies, and ecology. Bees are responsible for pollinating roughly 1/3 of human foods, and the rise of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has raised awareness about their essential importance to the present-day food economy. The class will consider the ways that bees, and this crisis, have been represented in literature and film, will investigate the causes of this crisis, and will propose collective action toward conservation. The course will include field trips, guest speakers, and a collaboratively cooked meal, in addition to assigned written work. MOUTON