English 121B: Weather
The University of Washington is in a city perhaps infamously known for its weather. But as unremarkable as they may seem, daily weather phenomena also come to us heavily mediated through means as close to the average person as a smartphone app and as distant as global debates on climate policy. This course asks: Do we and/or our work have a relationship to weather and (if implicitly yes), what is it and how do we know? Conversation and assignment topics are likely to include: science literacy for non-experts, (inter)connectivity, approaches to knowledge-building, and solutions-oriented thinking. Students are expected to read and write, but also to create, research, and serve as they complete the coursework that explores essential questions about thinking and learning.