Category Archives: Course Development

#AsiaNow

#AsiaNow

EnviroLab Asia is excited to share information about our program with the Association of Asian Studies. Our article, “EnviroLab Asia: A Liberal Arts Approach to Studying Environmental Issues in Asia,” is featured on the Association’s blog, #AsiaNow. The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study… Continue Reading

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

EnviroLab Asia is a 5C initiative that seeks to advance scholarship on environmental issues in Asia. In May 2017, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded EnviroLab Asia a $1.4 million grant to expand its activities at the Claremont Colleges. This year, EnviroLab Asia invites 5C faculty to apply for an opportunity to develop a new course… Continue Reading

Field trip to Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Field trip to Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

On October 24, 2015, Kyoko Kurita, Professor of Japanese in the Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College and Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia, brought her students to visit the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, CA. Here she reflects upon the trip.  What is a garden? The very idea of it expresses the… Continue Reading

On “Nuclear Nation”

On “Nuclear Nation”

Kyoko Kurita, Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia and Professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, integrated examining environmental issues in two of her courses last fall: “Advanced Japanese” and “Time & Space in Modern Japan.” Here she discusses the issues raised in the documentary, Nuclear Nation, which she… Continue Reading