I think I’m the only person I know who collects syllabi for fun. It’s not so different from the post-card collection I had as a kid, but in place of funny pictures of animals, this collection features long lists of reading. What’s the appeal? Well, for anyone who loves teaching, getting to see someone’s syllabus is like seeing a blue-print for a class without having to actually take it. What better way to get lots of ideas for how to put a class together than to graze widely on the available syllabi?
This, at least, is how I see it. Hopefully some of you do too and will appreciate my nascent public syllabus collection. While my private collection is larger (pardon my boasting), these are syllabi that I’ve asked for and received permission to share here. I’ll start with some of my environmental justice collection and throw in a few other environmental classes for good measure. The collection also has a permanent home under the “Teaching” tab on the menu at the top of this site. Happy browsing!
- Community Development Perspectives on Environmental Justice Taught by Jonathan London in Community and Regional Development at UC Davis
- Environmental Inequalities Taught by Andy Szasz in Sociology at UC Santa Cruz
- Environmental Justice Taught by Flora Lu in Latino and Latin American Studies at UC Santa Cruz
- Environmental Justice Taught by Julie Sze in American Studies at UC Davis
- Environmental Justice in the Catholic Imagination: The Central Valley Taught by Keith Warner in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University
Other environmental classes:
- Community-Based Environmental Management Taught by Elizabeth Shapiro in Environmental Studies at Duke University
- Environmental Communication Taught by Chad Raphael in Communication at Santa Clara University (see the complete reference list here)
- Food Systems Taught by Ryan Galt in Community Development at UC Davis (see also the extensive lab manual)
- Introduction to Environmental Studies Taught by Patrick Archie in Environmental Studies at Santa Clara University (check out the group project in particular)
- Nature and Culture Taught by Julie Sze in American Studies at UC Davis