Courses of Instruction
(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)
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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