This is the first draft of a working manifesto for Environmental Studies at Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore.
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This class has provided materials and time to challenge me in my own assumptions and perceptions of the world. At the same time, it has opened up my thoughts on the possibilities of pedagogy. There were times during the semester, where, for many reasons, I became increasingly frustrated with the institutionalized constraints of our liberal arts colleges. I know this frustration will continue in my time here. But I hope to harness it, as we did in the classroom, for something better than a wallowing in what we are told is “just the way things are.” There are other ways of tweaking academia to value other forms of engagement—through our site sits, open-ended web-events, and active democratic discussion.