From Cornell Chronicle article, 4/19/2012.
The Art of Horticulture (HORT 2010), taught by Marcia Eames-Sheavly (right), is one of 13 courses selected as University Courses for the 2012-2013 academic year. University courses are designed to teach students to think from the perspectives of multiple disciplines, across departments and among diverse fields of study. They foster intellectual discovery, promote debate and address complex issues.
The courses are also intended to instill “within students the distinctive character of Cornell: the intersection of diverse modes of academic pursuit and intellectual inquiry — specifically basic and applied knowledge,” said Laura Brown, vice provost for undergraduate education and the John Wendell Anderson Professor of English at Cornell. The initiative also gives students opportunities to engage in cross-disciplinary study “through examples of intersections, disjunctions or creative tensions among disciplines, model processes of intellectual discovery and critical thinking.”
Art of Horticulture students with sod cow sculpture outside Morrison Hall in 2006.