Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability|
Earth's natural systems have operated for billions of years but are now severely altered by human activity. The rate of environmental change caused by humans is unprecedented. This course is designed to help students explore the science behind four interrelated environmental areas; water, energy, food and climate change. We will explore some of the basic principles of atmospheric science, ecology, environmental chemistry, geosciences, and hydrology.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
William Ruddiman, Earth Transformed (1464107769), online readings.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two in class exams, four short written essays or study guides, two video essays, class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course requires an additional hour and a half on Tuesdays (1:20-4:10), for no additional credit. This is a lagniappe that allows for 5 field trips and class time to produce the video essays.
|Instructor(s): O'Connell,Suzanne B. Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; ....R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 40||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 15||FR: 25|
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