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

Summer 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Affiliated Courses (Current Term)

Summer 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 112 - 01 General Chemistry II M - W - - - - 0900 - 1200 OWS 275

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

30013 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Alan J. Gengenbach

This course continues the study of chemistry begun in 111. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid- base chemistry, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered spring semester and summer (when enrollment allows). Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 115.

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CHEM 112 - 51 General Chemistry II Lab - T - R - - - 0800 - 1200 OWS 479

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

OWS 479

Course Registration Number:

30014 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Gabriela Uzcategui-White

This course continues the study of chemistry begun in 111. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid- base chemistry, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered spring semester and summer (when enrollment allows). Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 115.

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GEOL 115 - 01 Environmental Geology - T - R - - - 1730 - 2000 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 2000

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30334 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Carolyn A. Dykoski

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. Lecture and 4 laboratory hours per week. GEOL 115-01 must be registered with LAB section 115-51. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

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GEOL 115 - 51 Environmental Geology - LAB - T - R - - - 2001 - 2200 OSS 124

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

2001 - 2200

Location:

OSS 124

Course Registration Number:

30335 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Carolyn A. Dykoski

This course emphasizes the interactions between humans and their environment, focusing on those processes and issues that are fundamentally geological in nature. Early in the course, students will be introduced to basic geoscience concepts and principals, the scientific method, plate tectonics, and earth materials (rocks and minerals). The remainder of the course will focus on specific topics at the interface between humans and their environment, including volcanic and earthquake hazards, human impacts on the hydrological cycle, surface and groundwater contamination, climate and the carbon cycle, nuclear waste storage, soil erosion, non-renewable resources, and slope stability. Lecture and 4 laboratory hours per week. GEOL 115-51 LAB must be registered with LEC section 115-01. NOTE: Students who receive credit for GEOL 115 may not receive credit for GEOL 102, 110, 111, or 114.

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Fall 2018 Courses

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

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

41526 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David W. Kelley

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 151 - L02 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:

40166 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

David W. Kelley

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: Climate Change Conserv - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 401

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 401

Course Registration Number:

41778 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Douglas T. Shaw

This course covers the why, where, how, and what of conservation planning by studying local and global issues in conservation, conservation history, and the laws that are currently being enforced by local and governmental agencies. Students learn about the history and necessity of wilderness, problem-solving theories, and the effects of natural resource use and climate change on wildlife. This course includes several Saturday field trips to local Nature Conservancy preserves.

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ENVR 301 - 01 Environmental Ethics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 118

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

43137 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Faith G. Pawl

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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Affiliated Courses (Next Term)

Fall 2018 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 111 - 66 General Chemistry I / Lab - - - R - - - 1731 - 2130 OWS 478

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1731 - 2130

Location:

OWS 478

Course Registration Number:

42661 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Staff

This course, together with CHEM 112, provides a two- semester introduction to chemistry. Topics include atomic structure, molecular structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, states of matter, reaction types, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, intermolecular forces, and properties of the common elements and their ions in aqueous solution. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: Math placement at 108 or above, and completion of CHEM 110 or placement at or above CHEM 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for CHEM 111 may not receive credit for CHEM 100, 101, 109 or 115.

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ESCI 310 - 01 Environmental Problem Solving - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OSS 127

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OSS 127

Course Registration Number:

42550 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Gaston E. Small

This course explores methods of solving environmental problems. These problems are by nature, interdisciplinary and are rarely addressed in a substantive fashion in traditional science textbooks. In this course, students and faculty work together to develop a working model of a critical earth system or biogeochemical cycle (i.e. the carbon or nitrogen cycle), and learn how to make calculations of human-induced changes to that system. Students from all concentrations of the environmental science major will work together on this interdisciplinary research project using modeling and systems analysis software to more fully understand specific environments and the quantitative methods of assessing challenges to those environments. This course should be taken by all ESCI students during their junior year. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 209 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ESCI 310 - 51 Envi. Problem Solving / Lab - - W - - - - 1335 - 1630 BEC 105

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1630

Location:

BEC 105

Course Registration Number:

42551 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Gaston E. Small

This course explores methods of solving environmental problems. These problems are by nature, interdisciplinary and are rarely addressed in a substantive fashion in traditional science textbooks. In this course, students and faculty work together to develop a working model of a critical earth system or biogeochemical cycle (i.e. the carbon or nitrogen cycle), and learn how to make calculations of human-induced changes to that system. Students from all concentrations of the environmental science major will work together on this interdisciplinary research project using modeling and systems analysis software to more fully understand specific environments and the quantitative methods of assessing challenges to those environments. This course should be taken by all ESCI students during their junior year. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 209 or permission of instructor.

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GEOL 310 - 01 Environmental Geochemistry - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

42772 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

Environmental geochemistry is a growing and dynamic field in geology which explores past and present environments for their chemical characteristics and environmental quality. In this course we will explore the applications of chemistry to solve geological and environmental problems, with an emphasis on freshwater environments. Students will get hands-on field and laboratory experience investigating Minnesota rock formations and lake sediments using several different geochemical methods. Students registering for GEOL 310-01 must also register for GEOL 310-51. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; and CHEM 111 or permission of instructor.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GEOL 310 - 51 Environmental Geochemistry Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1630 OSS 120

Days of Week:

- T - - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1630

Location:

OSS 120

Course Registration Number:

42773 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0

Instructor:

Kevin M. Theissen

Environmental geochemistry is a growing and dynamic field in geology which explores past and present environments for their chemical characteristics and environmental quality. In this course we will explore the applications of chemistry to solve geological and environmental problems, with an emphasis on freshwater environments. Students will get hands-on field and laboratory experience investigating Minnesota rock formations and lake sediments using several different geochemical methods. Prerequisites: one of GEOL 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 161; and CHEM 111 or permission of instructor

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MATH 108 - 02 Calculus with Review I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 BEC 114

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

BEC 114

Course Registration Number:

42511 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Olga P. Lopukhova

The first course of a two-course sequence designed to integrate introductory calculus material with the algebraic and trigonometric topics necessary to support that study. Review topics include: number systems, basic algebra, functions, the Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. Calculus topics include limits, continuity, derivatives for algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and more graphing. This course is intended only for students planning to take MATH 109 and does not satisfy the mathematics requirement in the core curriculum. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: Placement at MATH 108 or above, or successful completion of MATH 006. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 108 may not receive credit for MATH 105, 111, or 113.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MATH 108 - 09 Calculus with Review I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 275

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OWS 275

Course Registration Number:

42325 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Chris Moore

The first course of a two-course sequence designed to integrate introductory calculus material with the algebraic and trigonometric topics necessary to support that study. Review topics include: number systems, basic algebra, functions, the Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. Calculus topics include limits, continuity, derivatives for algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and more graphing. This course is intended only for students planning to take MATH 109 and does not satisfy the mathematics requirement in the core curriculum. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: Placement at MATH 108 or above, or successful completion of MATH 006. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 108 may not receive credit for MATH 105, 111, or 113.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MATH 113 - 01 Calculus I M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 327

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

OSS 327

Course Registration Number:

42512 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anita M. Schneider

An introductory course in calculus: limits; derivatives and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions of one real variable; applications of the derivative in engineering and the natural sciences. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or above in MATH 105 or placement at MATH 113 or above. Four years of high school mathematics, including college algebra and trigonometry, also are recommended as background for this course. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 113 may not receive credit for MATH 108, 109, or 111.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MATH 113 - 07 Calculus I M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OWS 250

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

42513 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Anita M. Schneider

An introductory course in calculus: limits; derivatives and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions of one real variable; applications of the derivative in engineering and the natural sciences. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or above in MATH 105 or placement at MATH 113 or above. Four years of high school mathematics, including college algebra and trigonometry, also are recommended as background for this course. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 113 may not receive credit for MATH 108, 109, or 111.

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J-Term 2019 Courses

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J-Term 2019 Courses

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