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Sophomore Seminar in Environmental Studies
ENVS 201
Spring 2023
Section: 01   02  

We live in a world in which humans are inextricably connected to nature, humanity's life support system. Yet at the same time, we live on a planet in peril in which environmentalists across the globe are working to catalyze societal transformation for sustainable living on Earth. This course explores these themes by 1) analyzing how social and ecological systems are intertwined; 2) discussing diverse ways of knowing nature; and 3) investigating and communicating mechanisms of sustainable environmental practice. The course will introduce conceptual frameworks and methodologies to explore the embeddedness of humans in nature--a task that remains critical to addressing today's environmental challenges. Students will engage with interdisciplinary frameworks engaging in environmental problem solving, using techniques in fields spanning from the arts to the natural sciences. Through case studies and individual storytelling projects, we will examine how embeddedness in nature, interdisciplinary perspectives, and activism contribute to a deeper understanding of environmental problems and their solutions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ENVS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [E&ES197 or BIOL197 or ENVS 197] OR E&ES199
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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