|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
We are all part of the environment. The overriding questions will be, How does the nonhuman environment function, and how are humans impacting the environment? Students will be expected to learn basic environmental principles (e.g., cycling of elements and other materials, population dynamics), and consider their own use of resources. The major component of the course will be group research projects addressing major environmental topics, such as, What are effective ways to produce carbohydrates for seven billion people? There will be two group projects, with both a written and an oral component. The class meets for an extra session on Thursdays to allow us to take three field trips and to provide time for group work.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
To be determined.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
2 in-depth, group research projects with both an oral and a written report.
3 short field trip reports and/or Op-Ed style environmental articles.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Basic (high school) science skills required but no prior knowledge of the topic is assumed.
|Instructor(s): O'Connell,Suzanne B. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; ....R.. 02:30PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE58; SCIE58; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 60||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 25||FR: 35|
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