Part Biology, part English, BioGlish is a class that will be offered in the second four-week session of the summer of 2013, from May 13 through June 7, at Richard Bland College.
Bio 299/Eng 299 BioGlish: Observe, question, create
Three credit hours. Exploring the intersection between the creative process and ecology using Virginia’s natural waterways as inspiration for written works in the tradition of Carson, Thoreau, and Emerson. Our observation of the natural world will act as a catalyst for written expressions, which could include prose, poetry, or journals. This class will combine selected readings, research, field trips, and classroom discussion, culminating in a portfolio of works.
Professors: Isaac Sweeney (English) and Angela Burcham (Biology)
Credit may be used as Biology elective credits OR English elective credits, but not both. We have recently discovered that BioGlish is transferable to William and Mary's Environmental Science and Policy program. It may be transferable to other programs' core requirements; check with your desired institution's program!!
Wait, Did You Say Field Trips?
We will take three one-day-long trips. The three trips will be to a local waterway, an estuary, and to the coast.
When is this Class Going to Meet?
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, from 10-11:30 a.m., on the RBC campus.
Wednesday, day trip times to be announced, for 7-8 hours.
How Do I Sign Up?
You register for it just like any class at Richard Bland College. Here's a link to BANNER. Here's a link to the registrar's info.
Want More Info?
Email Mr. Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Burcham at email@example.com.