Jim Farrell

History/American Studies

Environmental Studies, St. Olaf College

Project Leader, Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Cows, Colleges, and Curriculum: A Sustainability Workshop part of Sustainability Workshop
This workshop was a cooperative effort by the two liberal arts colleges in Northfield, MN: St. Olaf College and Carleton College. The workshop looked at activities on both campuses that strive to integrate sustainability issues across the curriculum.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (3)

Remembering the Model T part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Activities

Looking Back at History part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Activities
Students research an organism/commodity in the colonial period of American history, and write a first-person narrative/autobiography of its history as European settlers reshaped the environment (mental and physical) of North America.

My Environmental Histories part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Activities
In American Environmental History, we emphasize the idea that everybody makes history every day, and that ideas and institutions have long-term environmental impacts that are often unobserved in history or in life. This final exam allows students to integrate their learning, and personalize it, seeing how their own lives are historically constructed, and how they can make history by constructing their lives differently. The exam also allows me to read papers that are academic and practical and personal, and a lot more interesting than conventional test questions.

Course (1)

Campus Ecology part of ACM Pedagogic Resources:ACM/FaCE:Projects:Integrating Sustainability into the Undergraduate Curriculum:Courses
An exploration of the moral ecology of everyday life on college campuses, paying attention to the social construction of common sense and the habits that affect the habitats of the world, as well as to alternative ...

Other Contribution (1)

Sustaining US part of Sustainability Workshop:Activities
"Sustaining US" is a final examination for an introductory American Studies course, asking students to apply American Studies concepts to issues of sustainability.