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SPEA-E400/E555/V450/V550/REEI-R 300/500 Global Environmental Problems and Solutions* – 1 credit:
Tuesday, from 8:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. (6 meetings total: 6/12/12 - 7/17/12)
Location of class: TBA
Instructor: Vicky Meretsky meretsky@indiana.edu

This course will join students from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Northwest, Tyumen State University (Russia), and Tyumen State Agricultural Academy (Russia) via video conferencing (the early hour accommodates our Russian partners who are 10 hours ahead). Participation in this class will serve as a basis for building bridges of understanding between students at the three universities. Weekly discussions will focus on readings and videos dealing with a variety of environmental issues around the world. Final topics will include oil pollution, agricultural impacts, nuclear energy, and biodiversity conservation. Outside of class, students will research approved topics with Russian students from our partner class. Final presentations will be made as part of the following study-abroad course, in Russia. The course is taught in English.

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The format allows for cross-national discussions via e-mail, in-class face-to-face dialogs, and small group exercises with faculty assistance.

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students. This course will satisfy requirements in the BSES program (SPEA and COAS), BSPA-Environmental Management (SPEA), MSES (SPEA), MPA (SPEA), and the REEI degree programs .

This course will run for the first 6 weeks of the Summer II session, and is to be taken simultaneously with one of the Russian language options (scholarships are available to defray costs of the language course). Following this course, students and staff will travel to Tyumen for the study-abroad course. IU students who are American citizens or permanent residents are eligible for scholarships to be used towards the cost of the study-abroad course "Global Environmental Issues/Language Learning Field Experience."

* Students on the IU-Indianapolis campus must complete the temporary intercampus transfer form at the following website to be able to register for this summer course. They can take the course on IUPUI campus, it will be facilitated by the distance-learning facility. <https://www.iupui.edu/~moveiu/moveiu.html>

* IUPUI and IUNW GRADUATE students wishing to enroll in this course should contact the Slavic Department at iuslavic@indiana.edu for permission to register.

For additional information and/or questions contact:
Olena Chernishenko 812-855-3046 ochernis@indiana.edu
Vicky Meretsky meretsky@indiana.edu
Email is the preferred method of communication.


Indiana University
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ballantine Hall 502
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
Phone: (812) 855-2608

Last updated: 29 February 2012
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