Course Description:The story of climate change is being told by scientists, filmmakers, policy-makers, believers, and deniers. While the entire world will be affected by climate change, the North Atlantic will face its own set of unique challenges. The aim of this course is to use a transdisciplinary lens to study climate change in the North Atlantic, connecting science, communication, and the lived experience.
HON195 students spent time in both Maine and Iceland for a comparative, hybrid-study abroad experience. While in Iceland, we toured with specialists from Geocamp, an Icelandic owned and operated educational project dedicated to teaching students about the geology (past, present, and future) of Iceland. Continue reading “HON195-001: Climate Change Stories”→
2018 Maine-North Atlantic & Arctic Collaborative Showcase A networking event for businesses, researchers, faculty, and students
April 6, 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
What is it?
The Collaborative Showcase is our inaugural networking event for businesses, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty.
Presenters include: Faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of Maine institutions, including: the University of New England, the University of Maine, the University of Southern Maine, Bates, Bowdoin, St. Joseph’s College, the Maine Army National Guard, and the Maine Irish Heritage Center.
During the Fall 2017 Semester, USM Honors Freshmen enrolled in the HON-101: Icelandic Sagas and Skalds class and the associated COR101 lab experienced Icelandic (and the greater North Atlantic) culture, art, food, wildlife, and navigation right here in Maine. As part of the lab activities, students enjoyed Icelandic style cuisine, met the local artist and USM alum Justin Levesque, met some friendly Icelandic horses, and learned about early navigation. Here are some of those stories: Continue reading “2017 HON/COR101 Activities: Iceland and the Arctic in Maine”→
This is section one of HON195 for summer 2018. See below for some areas of interest.
The story of climate change is being told by scientists, filmmakers, policy-makers, believers and deniers. While the entire world will be affected by climate change, the North Atlantic will face its own set of unique challenges. The aim of this course is to use a transdisciplinary lens to study climate change in the North Atlantic, connecting science, communication, and the lived experience. Students in this course will study the scientific concepts behind climate change, media framing of climate change, and use the personal narrative to tell the story of climate change. Continue reading “HON195, Summer 2018: Climate Change Stories”→
This is section two of HON195 for summer 2018. See below for some areas of interest and activities.
Iceland and Maine share many geographic, religious, economic, and social conditions and concepts–despite the much longer written history and literature of Iceland. A fruitful comparison can be made by studying issues across two periods of Iceland and across the relatively shorter history of Europeans in Maine and Northern New England. Continue reading “HON195, Summer 2018: Histories of Justice”→
Welcome, incoming Honors Freshmen and greetings to our blog readers! We have some exciting news: we will soon be announcing our 2018 short term travel class topics and details. Check back soon to learn more about the class and application process.
In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our student posts from June 2017 to see some photos and first hand student accounts of our adventures in Iceland.