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2024 Fall > UGRD > ENGL > ENGL 186G

Exploring Thompson Island: On the Ground and in the Archives

Course #: ENGL 186G

Description:
Visible from UMass Boston's campus, Thompson Island is an extraordinary environment in which to explore a specific place and how it has evolved over time. Through readings, discussions, and boat trips guided by experts in relevant disciplines, this course explores ways of seeing, investigating and ''knowing.'' Using a creative approach to history, the course engages with original documents and secondary sources to help answer the question: Why is Thompson Island worthy of our attention? The course reconstructs the Island's historic and educational uses from the political, social, cultural, and scientific artifacts of the past, and hones the skills of making meaning from them as well as of developing good practices of environmental and archival stewardship.
Pre Requisites:
Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4677 W|MWF
9:00 - 9:50 am|10:00 - 10:50 am
Weatherbie-Greco,Brittanie McCormack M02-0621
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Capacity: 25
Enrolled: 11
Status: Open
Credits: 4/4
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).
Course Attributes: First Year Seminar