Unveiling the Anthropocene

Institution: Utah State University

Instructor: Robert Davies

Description: This is a depth science course for Fine Arts and Humanities students. Using a Planetary Boundaries / Social Foundations framework, we tell the story of the Earth System, Human Systems, and the interplay between. We find that: Human beings are radically transforming the planet; our civilization, as it is currently exists, is wholly unsustainable; and we can create a sustainable, just, and vibrant human presence on this planet, respecting planetary boundaries and erasing critical human deprivation. Students hear this story in the voice of science and through artistic voices as well. In the end students are asked, in their final projects, to re-tell this story in their own artistic and cultural voices.

Level: Undergraduate

Timing: Every spring

Country: United States