It’s that time of year! Tufts departments and programs are preparing their Fall 2015 course catalog, and I’m excited to say that I’ll be offering an interdisciplinary course about 20th-century urban space and representation, Mapping Stories of the City. It’s a new, special topics class and will be offered in the Tufts Environmental Studies Program next fall (Course ENV 195-1, Mon/Wed 3-4:15). The course was developed with support from my TIE Fellowship and with the invaluable advice and help of Barbara Parmenter and Antje Danielson. Without their generous support, I don’t think this course would have been as interesting or even possible. So, a big thank you to Barbara and Antje!!
I have a draft schedule of the readings and viewings for “Mapping,” and I invite you to go check it out. Comments welcome! I taught a version of this course in the fall in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as a “study group leader,” and it was a blast. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to teach it with Osher, class participants were so engaged and there was such a deep investment in the learning and discussion process that our two-hour classes breezed by.
I hope Tufts students will enjoy this class as much as Osher members did, albeit an elaborated version.