Course Offerings

Below is a listing of current and upcoming courses offered within the Environmental Studies program. Our faculty offer many more courses appropriate to Environmental Studies majors within their own departments. Please make sure to check the course listings on these other departments, or visit Classfinder

Common partnering programs: BiologyChemistryGeographyGeologyPhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychology, and Theology

Spring 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

20115 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul A. Lorah

A study of the interaction of humans and the environment over time and space; a broad introduction that integrates a variety of social-science perspectives into an understanding of the environment and the relations between humans and nature. Specific topics include ecology, population, economic development, resources and sustainable development.

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ENVR 401 - 01 Field Seminar - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

20464 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul A. Lorah

A capstone course that combines field experience with classroom seminar. Student teams will conduct collaborative broadly interdisciplinary analyses of selected environmental problems. Field-based projects are chosen by the students in consultation with course instructor. Classroom seminars are used for exchange of information between teams and for discussion of readings pertinent to individual research projects or, more broadly, to the interdisciplinary character of environmental problem-solving. Each team produces a major paper that examines the selected problems through humanities, natural-science and social-science lenses. This class is cross-listed with, and is equivalent to, GEOG 402. Prerequisite: 301 and 351 or permission of the instructor

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Summer 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2016 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC 401

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

40129 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Paul A. Lorah

A study of the interaction of humans and the environment over time and space; a broad introduction that integrates a variety of social-science perspectives into an understanding of the environment and the relations between humans and nature. Specific topics include ecology, population, economic development, resources and sustainable development.

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ENVR 298 - 01 Topics: Conservation Planning - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 426

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 426

Course Registration Number:

43138 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Staff

Because Minnesota’s resources are finite and our landscapes are changing complex ways, we must make informed decisions about conserving the natural world. This course explores conservation challenges and opportunities in Minnesota by exploring connections between the ecological, social, economic, and political sciences. Students will develop skills in conservation planning tools and approaches. There is an emphasis on fieldwork, and students will study conservation reserves, learning to "read" the landscape with the scientists who manage them.

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ENVR 301 - 01 Environmental Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 201

Course Registration Number:

43145 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Michael J. Degnan

Consideration of the ethical issues arising from human interaction with the environment, including population pressure, pollution, conservation and preservation. Focus on the grounds of our obligation to resolve such issues; the question of what persons and things are worthy of moral consideration; and the respective roles of individuals, organizations and government in addressing environmental problems. Case studies will be used to trace the implications of various ethical and political theories. Prerequisite: 151 and PHIL 214

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