Courses in Environmental Studies

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ENVS 1000 Environmental Issues (4 hours).

This course examines the historic balance between the earth's systems and the influence humans have had on those systems. Non lab course. Offered alternate summers.

ENVS 1100 Environmental Science (4 sem. hours).

This course examines the historic balance between the earth's systems and the influence humans have had on those systems. Human population growth, climate change, water use and availability, modern agricultural trends, climate change, and energy are a few of the topics covered. Environmental issues are not solely rooted in science; students examine issues from economic, social, cultural, and political perspectives. Microsoft Excel based laboratory exercises help the student interpret, analyze, and draw conclusions from relevant datasets on population demographics, climate change, and energy. Offered every year in the fall semester.

ENVS 1700-3 Environmental Studies Undergraduate Research for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 1750-3 Environmental Studies Special Topics for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 1800-3 Environmental Studies Directed/Independent Study for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 1850-3 Environmental Studies Internships for Freshmen (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 2000 Applied Ecological Design (4 sem. hours).

An introductory course in sustainable homestead design. The course focuses on topics critical to planning, designing, and creating a sustainable home. Topics include zone planning, sustainable construction, solar power, energy efficiency, water supply, waste and wastewater management, and agriculture/permaculture. Lectures will be augmented with field trips and on-site project experimentation, design, and construction. Offered occasionally in the winter.

ENVS 2001 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (1 sem. hour).

Introduces technology known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students develop fundamental skills using GIS software and gain a greater appreciation of spatial analysis. The course is designed to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills, and to develop a greater understanding of Geographic Information Systems as a method of inquiry. Offered every year in the spring semester.

ENVS 2700-3 Environmental Studies Undergraduate Research for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 2750-3 Environmental Studies Special Topics for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 2800-3 Environmental Studies Directed/Independent Study for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 2850-3 Environmental Studies Internships for Sophomores (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 3700-3 Environmental Studies Undergraduate Research for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 3750-3 Environmental Studies Special Topics for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 3800-3 Environmental Studies Directed/Independent Study for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 3850-3 Environmental Studies Internships for Juniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 4700-3 Environmental Studies Undergraduate Research for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 4750-3 Environmental Studies Special Topics for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 4800-3 Environmental Studies Directed/Independent Study for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 4850-3 Environmental Studies Internships for Seniors (1-4 sem. hours).

ENVS 4911 Environmental Studies Seminar (1 sem. hour).

An interdisciplinary colloquium in which students share the results of the environmental research, internship, or field course work they have undertaken as a requirement of the environmental studies minor. Ordinarily taken in the senior year. Prerequisite or corequisite: field course, research course, or internship course approved by the director of the minor. Offered during the spring semester.

ENVS HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1-4 sem. hours).