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Transcript of Course Threads
If so, then the Course Threads program is for you!
Have you ever noticed connections between your classes at
Like...how a concept from your Anthro class relates to your MCB labwork?
Cultural Forms in Transit
The Historical & Modern City
Humanities & Environment
Things: Past & Present
1. Sign up
3. Present at a symposium
2. Take classes
Historical & Modern City
How do I participate in a Course Thread?
All undergraduates are eligible. To complete the program, simply:
1. Sign up at the Course Threads website.
2. Take three or more courses from a thread, from at least two departments.
3. Participate in a symposium to share experiences and insights.
Say you want to participate in the Historical & Modern City Thread...
Go to coursethreads.berkeley.edu and click "Sign Up."
Take at least three courses listed under the Historical & Modern City Thread. If a Thread lists a course you’ve taken in the past, it counts too! For example, you take...
1. Classics 130:
Violence and the Ancient City
2. City and Regional Planning 115:
3. Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management 117 –
Click here for course lists and other
Click here to create a profile and
sign up for the Thread of your choice.
Enhance your learning experience by accessing the Bibliography and Media Resources of your thread on the website. For example, you could...
Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century
, by Robert Kargon and Arthur Molella
Watch the film
directed by Roman Polanski
Here’s another example, following the Sciences & Society Thread. You might take...
1. Anthropology 189:
Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine
2. Integrative Biology 24:
The Darwinian Revolution
3. Linguistics 105:
Mind and Language
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
, by Rebecca Skloot, and watch Lee Smolin give his TED presentation on
“How Science is Like
There are two symposia every year, one at the end of each semester.
Take a look at some past presentations!
Click on videos to play.
Stephanie "Effie" Ralli (Historical & Modern City): "Discovering Ways to Uncover the City."
Ian Leighton (Human-Centered Design):
"Design in Transit."
Visit http://coursethreads.berkeley.edu for more information about the Course Threads program and to get started!
Also "like" our facebook page at http://facebook.com/coursethreads for updates about Thread-related events.
These 10-15 minute presentations are a great way to synthesize the insights and experiences you gained in the Thread!
Students have presented on a variety of topics, including:
"Indigenous Americans and the Environment: A Discussion of Educational Constructs"
"Improving Design through Human-Feedback"
"Look Who's Talking: Contextualizing and Translating Human Rights Across Borders"
"Science as a Spectacle: Public Dissections"
Or how you end up reading the same book in your English and ESPM classes?
Politics of Freedom & Violence
Visibilities: The Still Image
Interdisciplinary Program for Undergraduates