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1 Course-Clustering : What is it & Why Should I Join in? An overview of learning goals Expectations of faculty and students Brainstorming on a subtheme for next year

2 LEARNING GOALS Promote Interdisciplinary Thinking Provide Opportunities for Experiential Learning Allow Students to Connect with Community Initiatives Encourage and Showcase Student Interdisciplinary Work Expose Students to a Variety of Modes of Expression Assess Student Learning Outcomes

3 What We Eat: Why It Matters Liberal Arts course cluster Fall 2011 Anthropology 350: Healing, Birthing & Dying Art 343: Graphic Design IV Health 230: Human Nutrition (both sections) Environmental Studies 270: Health & the Environment Political Science/Environmental Studies 365: Ethical Dilemmas in Environmental Politics

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5 What We Eat. Why It Matters FOOD FILM Series – Fall 2011 Food Inc Wed, Sept 14, 8p Center for Natural Sciences CNS C102 Facilitated by Brian Sorich and Josh Conrad King Corn (Farming/Corn/Health Effects) Tues, Sept 27, 7p Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library Facilitated by Nikki Soni and Dana Rotz Silent Killer: the Unfinished Campaign Against Hunger Tues Oct 7p Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library Facilitated by Laura Solis and Jessica Solis Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (Farming and Effects on River) Mon, Oct 7p Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library Facilitated by Nick Varchetto and Greg Carroll Black Gold (Coffee/Fair Trade/Farmers) Thurs Oct 7p Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library Facilitated by Mack Rivkin and Michael Panno

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10 Making Human Rights Real Fall 2012 Spanish 490: Senior Seminar Spanish 280: Reading & Writing Culture Educational Studies 225: Education for Social Justice International Studies 222/322: International Human Rights Political Science 302: Social Movements Political Science 307: Constitutional Law 1 Gateway 100: Citizens and Strangers Art 343: Graphic Design IV Anthropology 171: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Anthropology/Environmental Studies 274: Peoples & Cultures of East Africa

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14 Spring 2013 Courses Anthropology 171: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Anthropology 380: Visual Ethnographic Methods Health 280: Perspectives in International Health Spanish 230: Medical Spanish Spanish 280: Reading & Writing Culture Political Science 104: Multiculturalism and its Critics Political Science 216: Politics in Africa

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20 May Term 2013

21 2013 — 14

22 PBK Fellows

23 Select Cluster Events

24 New Web Presence

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26 Themes & Activities for First Year Summer Reading: Madonnas of Echo Park (Mexican Americans in L.A.) International Studies Theme “Walls & Bridges: Constructions of the Past, Present & Future” – 2014: 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Symposium October th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education – 2015: 50 th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Center for Human Rights & Social Justice Workshop theme “Free Expression” Spring (late February) Thursday 3D: Diversity, Dignity, Dialogue Series (race, gender, faith, ability, privilege, LGBTQ, SES, international, current events) 8:00 p.m.

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