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Introduction to Environmental Studies

E&ES 197
Fall 2008
Section: 01   02  
Crosslisting: BIOL 197
Certificates: Environmental Studies

This interdisciplinary study of human interactions with the environment and the implications for the quality of life examines the technical and social causes of environmental degradation at local and global scales, along with the potential for developing policies and philosophies that are the basis of a sustainable society. This will include an introduction to ecosystems, climatic and geochemical cycles, and the use of biotic and abiotic resources over time. It includes the relationship of societies and the environment from prehistoric times to the present. Interrelationships, feedback loops, cycles, and linkages within and among social, economic, governmental, cultural, and scientific components of environmental issues will be emphasized.

Essential Capabilities: Effective Citizenship, Ethical Reasoning, Interpretation, Writing
ETHICAL REASONING BECAUSE THE COURSE STRESSES EXAMINING THE CONSEQUENCES OF MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE FAIRNESS OF POLICIES AND DECISIONS ON DIFFERENT CULTURES AND SECTORS WITHIN THE US. INTERPRETATION BECAUSE THE STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO LEARN TO USE GRAPHS TO INTERPRET EFFECTS UPON THE ENVIRONMENT AND DRAW CONCLUSIONS FROM THEM.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on SEP-19-2017
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