Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts

Environments

The earth is one interconnected system and humans play an integral role.  Discover how to have a positive impact on social, cultural, and global environments.  Gain the skills needed to identify, analyze, understand, and make sigificant changes to the environments we share and the relationships we have with science, environment, and personal responsibility

Global Change

Examine the scientific, artistic, literary, cultural, and socioeconomic effects of our evolving world. Watch preview video to learn more about this neighborhood.

Spring 2019 - Evironment Themed Courses

200 level Environment themed courses

200 level Environment themed courses

Expressive Arts (A)

Ryan Winet

Writing About Photographs
Transcript Title: Writing About Photographs

Course Number: rFLA 200A
Meets: TR 8:00 - 9:15
Theme(s): Cultural Collision and Environment

Course Description:
No matter how beautiful a photograph or painting may be, it remains silent to us. In this class, we will write short stories and poems to give pictures the stories they couldn’t tell themselves. We will visit CFAM and use the visual arts as inspiration for the literary arts.

Sciences (S)

Emily Nodine

Springs, Swamps, and Sinkholes
Transcript Title: Springs, Swamps, and Sinkholes
Course Number: rFLA 200S
Meets: MWF 9:00 - 9:50
Theme(s): Identity and Environments

Course Description: 
Florida's unique position in the landscape and underlying geology result in a delicate mosaic of interacting land and water that has been affected by little but the rise and fall of sea level for millions of years... until humans came along. People as early as the native Americans have tried to tame Florida's wilderness and reshape the landscape to suit their own needs. Following European colonization, people largely succeeded at reclaiming its wetlands for their own purposes, realizing only recently that doing so threatens the natural systems and creatures that we too depend upon. Springs, Swamps, and Sinkholes examines the natural processes of Florida ecosystems, with a focus on wetlands and waterways, to evaluate how human influence has altered diverse habitats, how it might be employed to repair them, and how we might forge a path toward co-existence in this landscape.

Ellane Park

Discovering a Small World of Nanobots, Nanomedicine, and Nanomaterials
Transcript Title: Chemistry of Nanomaterials
Course Number: rFLA 200S
Meets: MWF 9:00 - 9:50A; Lab - T: 8:00 - 10:45
Theme(s): Innovation and Enduring Questions


Course Description:
How can your ipod or laptop get any smaller? Why does sunscreen contain titanium oxide nanoparticles? How small is "nano"? Through discussions on science fiction novels and learning of scientific principles, this course will explore how nano-sized objects are studied and used to advance fields of medicine, electronics and biomaterials. The course offers the opportunity to explore the lab, where we will perform experiments to measure the color changes of solutions that contain nanoparticles.

Danielle Palow

Discovering a Small World of Nanobots, Nanomedicine, and Nanomaterials
Transcript Title: Chemistry of Nanomaterials
Course Number: rFLA 200S
Meets: MWF 9:00 - 9:50A; Lab - R: 8:00 - 10:45
Theme(s): Environments

Course Description:
This course will introduce you to the ecological principles that form the basis for understanding current environmental issues: resource limitation, sustainable energy sources, pollution, global climate change, and loss of species diversity. You will be exposed to the diversity of species and habitats in Central Florida. Lab required.

300-level Environment themed courses

300-level Environment themed courses

Lucy Littler

Racial Fictions
Transcript Title: Racial Fictions

Course Number: rFLA 300
Meets: MWF 9:00 - 9:50
Theme(s): Identity and Environment

Course Description:
In this course we will examine race as fiction—a carefully constructed narrative that draws audiences in and solicits their belief in its “truth.” We will consider how race has been made, revised, and used in American culture. Course texts will include novels, multidisciplinary scholarship, news media, and pop-culture artifacts.

Josh Almond

Applied Design Solutions
Transcript Title: Applied Design Solutions
Course Number: rFLA 300
Meets: M/W 8:00 - 9:50
Theme(s) Innovations and Environments

Course Description:Course Description: 
Complex problems often require creative solutions. Computer-aided design has accelerated the creative process and now allows the artist/designer to generate complex and innovative design solutions that would have been impossible to even conceive of twenty years ago. In this class, students will investigate a significant design problem and then offer up an interesting formal solution or response using computer-aided design software. Students will learn how to use Form Z, prototype on 3D printers, and manufacture forms on the CNC machine.

Dr. Emily Russell
Rollins College
Associate Dean of Academics
1000 Holt Avenue - 2749
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.646.1340
AssocDeanAcademics@rollins.edu