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General Bulletin 2008-2010

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM (ENV-Arts and Science)

175 First Year Seminar in Environmental Science (1)

Introduces students to the multidisciplinary nature of environmental science and the solution of environmental problems. Cross-listed with BOT, CHM, GEO, GLG, MBI, MTH, STA, and ZOO.

274 Introduction to Environmental Principles (3)

Introduction to identification and study of what is typically called "environment" from social science and natural science perspectives. Differing perceptions of environmental problems and resolution strategies. Case studies of environmental concerns, such as soil erosion, global warming, protection of biotic cultural resources, urban sprawl, and energy consumption. Prerequisite(s): ECO 201, POL 241, and at least one course from each of the following three categories are either pre- or corequisite: 1) BOT 131, BOT 171, or ZOO 121; 2) GEO 121, GLG 121, and GLG 115L; and 3) ATH 175, GEO 101, or GEO 111.

275 Principles of Environmental Science (3)

Topics include contamination of earth systems and pollution mitigation; use, abuse, and conservation of natural resources; land use, conservation and preservation, planning and management and the value of biodiversity and wilderness. Emphasis is on the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their solutions. Prerequisites: at least one course from each of the following three categories is either pre- or corequisite: 1) BOT/MBI/ ZOO 115 or BOT 191 or ZOO 113; 2) CHM 111 or CHM 142/5; and 3) GLG 111 or 121 or 141 or GEO 121. Cross-listed with BOT, CHM, GEO, GLG, MBI, MTH, STA, and ZOO.

440/540 Contemporary Topics in Environmental Sciences (1-3; maximum 3)

An examination of historical and current world environmental conditions. Cross-listed with IES 440/540.

474 Environmental Practice (3)

Critical assessment of local, national, and global environmental issues. Perspectives on strategies for addressing and resolving environmental concerns. Reflection on application of environmental principles to actions outside the classroom. Prerequisite(s): ENV 274 and permission of instructor


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