Courses

ENSC 220 Conservation Science

Conservation science focuses on protecting and restoring the world's biological integrity during the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. The course will involve interdisciplinary and normative study that applies concepts from biology, economics, public policy, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy, to the goal of developing conservation strategies. Because significant biodiversity loss is occurring around the world, caused by diverse driving forces, class sessions will incorporate case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while labs will allow us to undertake scientific investigation of our local biodiversity and impacts of local conservation efforts. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • ENSC-101. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Co-Requirement ENSC-220L-1

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

ENSC 220L Conservation Science Lab

Requisites

  • Co-requisite: ENSC-220 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
  • Co-Requirement ENSC-220-G

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill M 2:20PM-5:20PM

HNRS 120 Beyond Sustainability

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing, and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. Includes an engagement component that reaches beyond the classroom. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • HNRS-110 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
C Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM