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

Fall 2014 Courses

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ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401
CRN: 40150 4 Credit Hours 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 301 - 01 Environmental Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 222
CRN: 40151 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Stephen J. Laumakis 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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ENVR 351 - 01 Environmental Pol Formation M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 202
CRN: 40594 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Steven M. Hoffman An examination of environmental policy outcomes generated by institutions and organizations, including legislation, court decisions and administrative decisions. Additional focus on decision-making processes commonly used to assess environment-related legislation, including those rooted in economics and policy analysis. Prerequisite: 212

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ENVR 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - - -
CRN: 42203 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Staff

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J-Term 2015 Courses

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Spring 2015 Courses

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ENVR 151 - 01 Environmental Sustainability M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 401
CRN: 20129 4 Credit Hours 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 212 - 01 Society and Sustainability - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MHC 211
CRN: 20130 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Maria E. Dahmus An emphasis on the ways in which people have created, and attempted to solve, environmental problems in different cultural and historical contexts. Examines the roles of the entire spectrum of actors and human communities, including individuals, families, groups and formal organizations, neighborhoods, cities and nations. Students examine how individual dynamics (such as altruism and economic self-interest) and collective dynamics (such as competition, cohesion, social definitional processes and global interdependence) direct humans in their interactions with the environment.

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ENVR 401 - 01 Field Seminar - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC 481
CRN: 20502 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Maria E. Dahmus 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 environ mental problem-solving. Each team produces a major paper that examines ethical and natural- and social-science aspects of the selected problems. Prerequisite: 301 and 351 or permission of the instructor

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