Collaborative Research Seminars
The Collaborative Research Seminars are designed to direct Berkeley’s unique intellectual resources toward large, cross-disciplinary topics, to encourage collaborative work among faculty and advanced graduate students, and to offer faculty the unique opportunity to engage in a large-scale team teaching effort at the advanced level. The seminars themselves are team-taught by a group of six faculty and enrollment is open to graduate students in the third year of study or beyond.
The Fate of Nature in the Anthropocene
This seminar brings together faculty and students from the humanities and environmental sciences to develop a theoretical framework for the environmental humanities. It explores the complex meanings of the term Anthropocene—the era in which human activities have had a significant impact on the earth’s ecosystems—and investigates how new theories of ethics and justice can be made applicable to resolving large-scale, complex environmental problems.