RAP: A unique program
RAP students have tremendous cohesion, despite the diversity of research foci. RAP students spend their first year sharing office space in the same building and quickly become familiar with disciplinary jargon and biases (even though most of us think we are objective). This is an important step to communicating across disciplines.
Students and faculty of RAP come together through interdisciplinary inquiry to address issues of sustainability.
Courses are team taught by natural and social scientists who together develop transdisciplinary frameworks for understanding the dynamics of social-ecological systems. Students self organize reading groups.