Democratization of Science
General Catalog Course Title:
Freshman Seminar
Terms Offered:
Fall 2015

 The course will run for seven weeks beginning Friday, August 28, 2015.

We will explore the contributions to science made by people without academic degrees and the way these contributions are encouraged or dismissed.

Louise Fortmann is a rural sociologist who has worked in East and Southern Africa, New York and California. She is the editor of Participatory Research in Conservation and Rural Livelihoods: Doing Science Together, in which half the chapters are authored by peasant farmers, forest products harvesters, Native Americans and residents of a Swedish forest community. Her inability to milk a cow has been the source of much hilarity in African villages where she has worked. 


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