Advanced Studies in Environment Development and Health
The Advance Studies courses are for grad students to explore their sub-discipline more thoroughly than is possible in any of our "General" courses. This is commonly called a "readings course", is typically conducted one-on-one, and for the purposes of a meaningful transcript, a sub-title is applied based on the sub-discipline or topic. Thus, examples of sub-titles are as follows (follow the links to the syllabus for each course):
Each week the student(s) and I will decide on 2-3 relevant readings. We will meet in my office or a small meeting room to discuss the readings. I expect the student(s) to lead the discussion by providing a critical appraisal of what they read which includes connecting each new reading with readings that we have already covered in the course. This may be considered a first step towards writing a literature review for the course topic/sub-discipline.