Gawker has tried to hit us once again, calling our classes annoying and obscure. They have a beef with the FYI course taught next semester by Professor Chernoff, Feet to Fire, which has the description:
“With an emphasis on the body and its relationship with its environment, participants will have an opportunity to consider the multiple layers of histories, time and memory layered within the landfill and the continuing impact of this changing environment on the body. Students will learn modern scientific and kinesthetic tools for assessing environmental conditions, ecological responses changing in time and space. The methods of scientific deduction and choreographic composition will be applied to metaphor and meaning of climate change. The experience is intended to reciprocally illuminate artistic and scientific practices in pursuit of common goals, renewed pathways of inquiry, perception and ideas.”
Seriously, this class sounds amazing! Who wouldn’t want to dance in a dumpfield for credit?! And why wasn’t this offered when I was a freshman?
Apparently a NYU blogger on CollegeCandy.Com has caught wind of this too, but supports keeping Wesleyan weird.
Well done Wes, well done.