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New Course Offerings: Water in Central Eurasia
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities' Humanities Connections program, ASC in collaboration with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Center will offer a cluster of three new undergraduate courses beginning Spring 2019 to strengthen interdisciplinary connections among Pitt faculty and students across the humanities, social sciences, and pre-professional programs in business and engineering. This innovative, humanities-centered course cluster will consist of Central Asian Water Past: Climate Change in the Preindustrial Era, Central Asian Water Present: Engineering in the Industrial Post-Empire, and Central Asian Water Future: Encounters in the Anthropocene. The courses will be integrated into the Sustainability and Engineering for Humanity certificates for students in Engineering and certificates offered primarily for Arts and Sciences students by the Asian Studies Center, REEES, and the Global Studies Center. All courses will incorporate high-impact experiential learning activities, including mentored research projects and virtual peer-to-peer exchanges with students at Nazarbayev University, Pitt's partner institution in Kazakhstan. The courses will also count towards general education requirements in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Swanson School of Engineering, and the College of Business Administration.