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Investigate Boise

collage of photos representing Boise

“Investigate Boise” is a six-credit place-based field school on heritage, government, and urban affairs. The program includes two week-long three-credit summer classes and a fall publications project. View the Class Video.

Boise Part I: The Green City

Examine the role of the environment in the Treasure Valley focusing on what makes a city green and sustainable, including topics on the region’s environmental history, its culture of urban conservation, and the politics of green development. This course is cross-listed with ANTH, ENVSTD, HIST, HONORS, POLS, and SOC. From May 30 to June 2 and June 5 at 9:00 am- 6:00 pm

Boise Part II: Public Art and Community Development

This class will survey the use of art and design to remake urban space, paying particular attention to the history and politics of equitable development through public art and civic engagement. This course is cross-listed with ANTH, ENVSTD, HIST, HONORS, POLS, and SOC. From June 26 to June 30 at 9:00 am- 6:00 pm