Introduction to Environmental Studies|
Fall 2020 not offered
BIOL 197, ENVS 197|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIVI-MN)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(HRAD-MN)(SISP)
Electronic readings from textbooks and journals.
|Examinations 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.
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