This course, and the complimentary course for year 2, CAL 601, weave a coherent thread through the life of the program optimizing the cohort learning. Students will choose themes, identify current thought leaders working in research or practice on these themes, initiate online and open social networks around the themes, and share back to others in the cohort what they have learned, and where they might initiate further learning through research, consulting projects, or individualized learning plans, grounded in one of these themes. Faculty and other knowledge holders from multiple relevant disciplinary areas will introduce and discuss key theories, debates, policies and contemporary developments of the field. The structure of this year-long course includes a 10-day residency consisting of a 3-day conference and one-week of experiential learning designed to introduce the core learning threads of the program including specifically the focus on both Western and Traditional Indigenous Knowledges, theories, and perspectives on leadership, climate change and climate action. This face to face component of the course will be followed by a quarterly series of on-line seminars designed for reflection and integration of all topics underway in the program. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites: successful completion of Building your Digital Skills for Graduate Learning.
Course Credits: 3.0