ENSC 101 Environmental Science
In this course, we will apply science to understand some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity: global climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and sustainable agriculture. We will engage in environmental science as an interdisciplinary enterprise connecting concepts from ecology, geology, chemistry, hydrology, soil science, physics, and meteorology. Students will work using the methods of environmental scientists, learning how to investigate, monitor and remediate environmental problems, as well as realizing how science interacts with society. The ethics of different scientific and technological approaches to solving environmental problems will be considered. Field trips and laboratory work are an integral part of accomplishing the goals of the course. Our work will explore themes of environmental justice, critical zone science, and sustainability which will strongly link this class to the other two introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit
- ENSC-101L Must be taken at the same time as this course.
- Co-Requirement ENSC-101L-1
|A||Dr. Michael J. Wise||M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM|
ENSC 101L Environmental Science Lab
- ENSC-101 Must be taken at the same time as this course.
- Co-Requirement ENSC-101-A
|1||Dr. Michael J. Wise||T 1:10PM-4:10PM|
ENSC 261 Sp Top: Invasive Species
Examination of a special topic concerning the environment from the perspectives of interdisciplinary natural sciences. 1 Unit
- ENSC-101 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
|A||Dr. Michael J. Wise||T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM|
INQ 251 Bugs in the System
Further develops the ability to use the methodologies of the natural sciences by exploring a science topic in depth. The course will be narrowly focused within science while allowing connection to a social, political, ethical, or historical issue. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 251 and INQ 251. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit
|C||Dr. Michael J. Wise||M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM|