Teaching across disciplines: Watershed Education Project

March 24, 2015

Universities may be split into academic departments, but communities aren t. Effective service to the community often requires the integration of a number of disciplines. The Watershed Education Project at Oberlin College brings together faculty from six different disciplines (English, anthropology, biology, engineering, history, sociology), linked by their common interest in the local Black River. Together, they teach a year-long multidisciplinary course using the river as its unifying theme.

 

From Service Matters 1998: Engaging Higher Education In the Renewal of America s Communities and American Democracy

Website: http://www.oberlin.edu/~envs/projects/watershed/

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