Introduction to Environmental Studies|
|Certificates: Environmental Studies, Civic Engagement|
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.
Ethical Reasoning, Interpretation
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEC)(CES)(E&ES)(ENVS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Electronic readings from textbooks and journals.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three exams, three short essays, final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students cannot get credit for both E&ES 197 and E&ES 199.
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: SCIE58; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 50||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 15||FR: 35|