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Worried about the environment? Want to know more about climate change and how you can help?


The Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University is offering a Special Quarter for Winter Quarter 2014 on the theme of Environmental Justice & Climate Change. We hope you will join us!


Special Quarter Mission Statement: We will engage the campus and community in critical analysis of global climate change and its disparate impacts on communities, with an emphasis on environmental justice, and the personal and collective agency we have to make a difference.


ALL WWU students (not just Fairhaven students) are invited to take our courses. All of our Special Quarter classes (9 of them!) will join the Fairhaven World Issues Forum every week to hear experts on Environmental Justice & Climate Change. This linking between courses will ensure a common base of knowledge and deepen the conversation on the theme, all well as provide a variety of perspectives on the issues involved.


At the end of the quarter, all of the Special Quarter classes will present what they have learned to the WWU community in a special presentation and celebration. For more information on the Special Quarter in general, please email


*All WWU students are invited to participate in this special quarter!!


**Please note: you are welcome to take more than one of the classes offered, but because all of the classes overlap the World Issues Forum, a time conflict will appear when you try to register. To get an override, please email



Return to Winter Quarter 2014 Courses page


Environmental Justice & Climate Change Courses
CRN Number Course Title Instructor Core
12849 210A World Issues Forum Osterhaus  
13852 336B Topics Social Issues: Right to Water Osterhaus Society & the Individual Req.
11588 206A Population, Health & Environment Schwandt Core Requirement
13846 319B Current Issues in the Law: Climate Change Helling Society & the Individual Req.
13842 336N Topics in Science: Climate Change Case Studies (Who Wins, Who Loses) Bower Science & Our Place on the Planet  Req.
13841 336N Topics in Science: Climate Change: Systemic Solutions, Personal to Global Bornzin Science & Our Place on the Planet  Req.
14057 397F Sustainable Forestry Tuxill Science & Our Place on the Planet  Req.
13855 423K Space, Place and Imagination Tag Humanities & Expressive ArtsCore Req.
14141 201A Critical & Reflective Inquiry: Energy: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Burnett/Herring Core Requirement


These icons designate courses that meet Fairhaven's Core Curriculum Requirements:

Core Requirement Fairhaven Core Curriculum

Humanities & Expressive ArtsCore Req. Humanities & Expressive Arts II

Science & Our Place on the Planet  Req. Science & Our Place on the Planet II

Society & the Individual Req. Society & the Individual II

LDJ Core RequirementLaw, Diversity & Justice

Previous Courses:

For a list of courses from previous quarters through 2003, search Classfinder with the subject "Fairhaven."