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.
|A||Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill||M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM|
ENSC 101L Environmental Science Lab
- ENSC-101 Must be taken at the same time as this course.
- Co-Requirement ENSC-101-A
|1||Dr. Chelsea N. Peters||T 1:10PM-4:10PM|
|2||Dr. Chelsea N. Peters||T 8:30AM-11:30AM|
ENSC 270 Geographic Information Systems
An exploration of techniques for modeling environmental interactions using a specialized database management system known as Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a comprehensive set of tools for analyzing patterns, relationships, and trends across the landscape with applications in natural resource management, conservation biology, regional planning, and risk assessment. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit
- Take ENSC-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
|A||Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill||M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM|
ENSC 361 Sp.Topics: Water and Society
Examination of a special topic concerning the environment from the perspectives of interdisciplinary natural sciences. (1) 1 Unit
- Take 1 200 level course from subject ENSC Must be taken prior to taking this course.
|A||Dr. Chelsea N. Peters||M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM|