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IF YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR OWN EDUCATION, YOU CAN DESIGN YOUR LIFE

The Fairhaven Difference

Our commitment to transformative, creative, inquiry-based learning empowers students to pursue social, economic, and environmental justice.

FAIR 297G Experiential Farm Skills Course Summer 2021

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GET CREDIT FOR LEARNING HOW TO FARM, RIGHT ON WESTER’S CAMPUS!

Fairhaven 297G – 2 credits – Fridays 9-12 – Outback Farm

For more info: Terri Kempton kemptot@wwu.edu

Come learn about food and agriculture at the Outback through hands-on experience, including honey bee hive maintenance in our apiary! During the tastiest time on the farm, you’ll get to weed, water, mulch, plant, harvest, and taste a variety of fruits, nuts, berries, vegetables, and herbs. All while discussing essays about homesteading and small-scale farming. 6 weeks, in person.

Course Description

FAIR 336v Arts as Therapy Course Summer 2021

 

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Summer A Term 2021: FH 336v CRN 31155 Chris Brewer, instructor

An interdisciplinary course exploring creativity in the Expressive Arts therapies: music, art, drama, dance, poetry/writing. How do these modalities engage us? How have they evolved and how are they used today in wellness and medicine. For more info: contact Chris Brewer, brewerc@wwu.edu, 336-207-7505

Ideal for: Fairhaven Concentrators and Western students interested in Psychology, Sociology, & the Arts; Transfer students & community members welcome.

Meets Fairhaven upper-division Core requirements for Humanities.

Format: Synchronous remote learning

Learning Strategies: experiential activities, reading / video resources, guest speakers from the profession, class discussion, independent student project.

Course Description

FAIR 312D Global Culture and World Society Course Summer 2021

this announcement includes nine small movie posters of films to be shown in the course. The film titles are; Within Our Gates, Battleship Potemkin, No, Lumumba, Machuca, The Battle of Algiers, Et Mainenant on Va Ou?, Wadjad and When I Saw You.

 

Global Film as World History – ACGM GUR

Taught by: Prof. Niall Ó Murchú, Fairhaven College

This course traces the history of globalization through world cinema and uses to study local histories in their transnational and global contexts.

Ideal for: • Transfer students, Global studies and Film studies Concentrators, INTL and Film Studies Minors•

Meets Fairhaven upper-division Core & ACGM GUR credits

Class Format: Independent (asynchronous) movie screenings

• Movies from the United States, Soviet Russia, Algeria, Chile, , Lebanon, Palestine & Saudi Arabia

• Online seminar each Wednesday (2:00-3:50)

Course Description

 

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer May 19, 2021

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This event is part of a speaker series about Food, Farming, Diversity, and Justice brought to you by the WWU Outback Farm in collaboration with the Environmental Justice speaker fund sponsored by the WWU Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund. Please share widely with our community!

Registration is free but required.

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Fairhaven and the Ray Wolpow Institute to launch new Human Rights minor this fall

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This fall, Western will launch a new interdisciplinary minor in Human Rights, a combined program of study offered through Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies (FCIS) and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (RWI).

Read full article in Western Today

 

World Issues Forum May 12th

 

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May 12th
From the Challenges of the Adventure Learning Grant to Enduring Global Engagement
Susannah Arnhart, Kathryn Johnson, & Anna Van de Grift. Past Adventure Learning Grant Recipients

 

 

 

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Engagement

Outback Farm

World Issues Forum

Adventure Learning Grant

Fairhaven College nurtures engaged learning, fostering social justice through innovative programs. 

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Fairhaven College is committed to Solving Local & Global Problems. Our students and faculty are actively engaged in community activism and research at local, national, and international levels.

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Niall Ó Murchú and Rachel Malia Newkirk

Hilary Schwandt, Bethany Sparkle and Moriah Post-Kinney

Fairhaven’s interdisciplinarity fosters collaboration within the College and across campus. Check out some of our exciting collaborations.

 

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