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The Blank Syllabus

In "The Blank Syllabus" activity, the instructor leaves assigned readings blank for some of the class sessions. The second writing assignment requires students to choose a reading from the course anthology--a reading that is then assigned to the class, thus filling in the blanks on the syllabus. The students get practice in writing about a reading of their choosing in the first assignment.… Read more about The Blank Syllabus

Religion & Climate Simulation

A three day simulation of the Parliament of World Religions teaches students about the role of faith groups in addressing climate change.

Goals:

  • to provide an opportunity to study religious teachings related to nature and the environment
  • to investigate ways these teachings might contribute to practical policies and actions by persons and communities of faith in the face of destructive climate change
  • to intensify the learning experience by simulating the work of delegates to a real world deliberative body.

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Physical Activity Challenges

Students take part in weekly physical activity assessments to better understand how to implement interventions to improve health through exercise.

Goals: Students will...

  • Understand how their, their activity levels (as well as those of their family and community) compare to recommended levels of physical exercise
  • Experience first-hand the challenges of changing physical activity behavior
  • Gain knowledge of an arsenal of validated tools that they are able to bring to their families, clients, or patients for real life… Read more about Physical Activity Challenges

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