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members are also admitted by permission of the instructors through audition/interviews. Production opportunities
include stage management, costume construction, properties, lighting and set construction. December 2012
commitments: one meeting for the entire company and four meetings for the cast. The company members will
need to work at least 40 hours per week during January 2013 and as needed. Evaluation will be based on
attendance and promptness to all calls and meetings, attitude, work ethic and demeanor, outside preparation, and
performance quality. For senior credit, students will be assigned significant production responsibilities and will
produce a substantial paper evaluating the experience.
NOTE: For more details on department policies, see the Theatre Handbook, located on the Theatre and Dance
Department Homepage of the BSC website:
Urban Environmental Studies
Do You Know What it Means to Rebuild New Orleans?: Environmental Social Justice on the Gulf Coast
William G. Holt
Open To:
All Students
Grading System:
Max. Enrollment:
Meeting Time:
M Tu W Th F 9:00am-12:00pm + three day overnight field trip
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, the category 3 storm’s surge caused nearly every
municipal levee to break, leaving 80% of the city flooded. In the aftermath of the storm, television images of
stranded residents, drowned hospital patients, looted stores and chaos in designated shelters ignited an ethical
debate over the role of race and class in modern America. Drawing on the rebuilding of New Orleans and the
surrounding Gulf Coast region, this course offers students an introduction to the environmental justice movement by
comparing American and international case studies. Through a field trip to Gulf Coast region including New Orleans,
students will see first-hand ongoing rebuilding projects involving issues including housing, neighborhood
development, historic preservation, long-range planning and sustainable development. Students will gain experience
in environmental problem solving, public policy issues, and research design. The main text for this course will be:
Environmental Justice: Concepts, Evidence, and Politics. (Walker, Gordon, 2012, New York: Routledge).
Additional materials include case studies and journal articles on Moodle as well as class films and slides on the Gulf
Coast region. Students will complete a 10-page research paper addressing an issue related to environmental
justice as well as a class presentation on their topic.
Estimated Student Fees: $200 for three day/two night field trip to Gulf Coast