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PSY 1521. Political Polarization and Misinformation

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Fall
  • Professor: Jacob Rode
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 12:00-2:00PM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 216446
  • Subject Area: Psychology 

Uncertain times call for trusted facts. How can facts be verified? What happens when scientific information becomes politicized? Are some people especially susceptible to believing fake news? Bringing together perspectives from political psychology, social psychology, moral psychology, and intergroup relations, this course will...

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RELIGION 1760. Animal Ethics: Buddhist Resources for a Post-Human World

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Fall

 

  • Professor: Janet Gyatso
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T, Th
  • Time: 10:30-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 218887
  • Subject Area: The Study of Religion

This course is coming out of a Buddhist ethics of effective compassion. It is aimed at the global horrors of contemporary animal life.  Its aspiration is to contribute to what some of us are envisioning as a posthuman world.  Its presumption is that by deepening and diversifying our...

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FRSEMR 70J. Social Science and American Social Problems

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Fall
  • Professor: Mary Waters
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T
  • Time: 9:45-11:45AM
  • School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Course ID: 203013
  • Subject Area: Freshman Seminars

This course will examine nine major social problems facing the United States today—income inequality, political polarization, race, immigration, poverty, education, incarceration, work and family, and climate change.  We will read leading social science books and articles that define the problems, discuss their causes and...

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ENVR E-119. Green Buildings, Urban Resilience, and Sustainability in Communities

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Fall
  • Professor: Grey Lee
  • Term: Fall 
  • Day: T
  • Time: 7:20-9:20PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16111

 

How can real estate and buildings become more responsive to climate risk and other challenges to our communities? The greening of buildings has grown exponentially over the past decade, but is the transition fast enough to meet the needs of our communities in the dynamic times ahead? Can urban resilience become an intrinsic dimension of real estate...

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BIOS E-72. Infectious Diseases in a World of Changing Climate, Drug Resistance, and Vaccine Hesitancy

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Fall
  • Professor: Narges Dorratoltaj
  • Term: Fall 
  • Day: Th
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16122

Despite the availability of control measures, infectious diseases are emerging and re-emerging. These outbreaks emphasize the importance of understanding the epidemiology of infectious diseases through qualitative and quantitative methods. This course introduces the basics of infectious disease epidemiology and modeling, disease...

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ENVR E-161B. Land and Water Conservation for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity in an International Context

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Fall
  • Professor: Frank Lowenstein, Henry Tepper
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 5:30-7:30PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16645

Land and water conservation has become an important tool for both sustainable development and biodiversity conservation around the world. More than 15 percent of the world's terrestrial area and 10 percent of coastal waters are now encompassed within protected areas. Their management is likely to strongly influence...

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ENVR E-102. Design of Renewable Energy Projects

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Fall
  • Professor: Ramon Sanchez
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 8:10-10:10PM, or on demand 
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16714

This course helps develop the skills to design, fund, and implement renewable energy projects in the United States and around the world. It is aimed at anyone who would like to understand the relationship between energy and the environment, but is particularly helpful for energy developers and current or future professionals in...

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ENVR E-101. Introduction to Sustainability and Environmental Management

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Fall
  • Professor: Lindi Dorothee von Mutius
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: T 
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM, or on demand
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 11925

This course surveys the scientific and policy principles of sustainability and environmental management and connects these principles to current issues and case studies including human health, air and water pollution, toxics and waste management, resource and ecosystem health, climate change, social and environmental...

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ENVR E-107. Natural Resource Materials: Origins and Issues

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Fall
  • Professor: Jennifer Cole
  • Term: Fall
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 5:50-7:50PM
  • School: Harvard Extension School
  • Course ID: 16636

This course is a geologic and environmental treatment of the materials used in everyday life. We discuss how these materials are obtained from Earth, what the sustainability impacts are, how much energy is involved, what possible impacts on human health occur from using these materials, and how we might use more intensive recycling redesign to...

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