UNC’s campuswide water theme has trickled down into the curriculum.
This semester marks the first time the University is offering ENVR 890: Water in Our World, a one-credit hour course that introduces various perspectives on water.
The course, named after the water theme, is designed to meet 14 times throughout the semester and covers seven different modules, each composed of one lecture and one student-led discussion.
Each module is led by one of seven co-instructors, and includes topics such as water and energy policy, water as a human right, and water safety.
“This course brings together so many different ways of thinking about water that even I haven’t thought about before,” said co-instructor and health policy and management assistant professor, Benjamin Meier, whose background in global human rights was the foundation for his lecture on water as a human right.