Animating the Commons

Instructor Name: 
Celine Fitzmaurice
Course Description: 

Encouraging the stewardship of our shared resources

This course will focus on the concept of "the commons" - those resources that humans share and depend on to thrive and survive.  Examples of the commons include clean air and water, shared scientific knowledge, or publicly funded resources such as parks, libraries and schools. Increasingly, many aspects of the commons are controlled by the market or private interests. Students in this course will partner with the "Oregon Commons" project ( to raise public awareness of the commons and encourage stewardship of our shared resources.