Courses

ENVI 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 environmnetal 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) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 V. Banschbach M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ENVI 101L Environmental Science Lab

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 V. Banschbach T 1:10PM-4:10PM

ENVI 103 Intro to Environment & Culture

In order to think critically abour Environmental Studies, this course will ask you to question how you describe, explain, and relate to nature through language. Ideology, and media. To do this we will examine conceptions of Nature drawn from the Humanities: philosophy, religion, literature, and art. An understanding of these disciplines will help us gain insight into contemporary environmental debates. The class will examine some of the following questions: What is our relationship to nature? How does nature have value? How has religion contributed to our conceptions of nature? How has English as a language and literary tradition evolved different ways of expressing our relationship to the natural world? Have recent environmental activists articulated a compelling rhetoric? Links to themes of environmental justice, science of the critical zone, and sustainability, connecting this course to the other two introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 M. Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ENVI 105 Intro to Environment & Society

This course provides students with an overview of the major concepts, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks employed in the social sciences to study human ecological relations. A primary goal of this course is to highlight the dynamic interplay between society and nature while introducing students to a social science perspective on local and global environmental issues. The implications of social organization, whether political or economic, for ecosysems will surface and provide an opportunity to examine the impact of individual and collective decisions. Another important goal of the course is to use the different theoretical and methodoligical approaches, as well as the language of the social sciences, to explore broad issues related to environmental justice, critical zone science, and sustainability, connecting the course to the other Introductory courses for the Environmental Studies Program. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-101 or ENVI-103 or permission.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2015 D. Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 D. Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ENVI 130 Intro. Environmental Studies

An introduction to the applied field of environmental studies, this course encourages stud ents to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills required to make personal and policy decisions that are environmentally-sound, economically-viable, and socially equitable. Course activities will draw from a number of disciplines including the physical and natural sciences, economics, and policy with emphasis on sustainability and resource management. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Cawley M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2014 J. Cawley M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

ENVI 230 Earth Systems Science

An examination of the interrelationships between matter and energy in the solid, fluid, and living Earth as well as the human interactions with these natural systems. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Spring 2016 J. Cawley M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

ENVI 230L Earth Systems Science Lab

An examination of the interrelationships between matter and energy in the solid, fluid, and living Earth as well as the human interactions with these natural systems. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill W 2:20PM-5:20PM
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill W 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 J. Cawley T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Spring 2016 J. Cawley W 1:10PM-4:10PM

ENVI 232 Physical Geology

In a time of limited resources to support technology and modern Western lifestyles, earth resources become increasingly important. This course presents modern concepts of physical geology and earth systems. The course includes the basic tenets of rock and mineral identification, physical geology rock textures/synthesis, and geologic terrains. This course is also suitable for non-majors with an Earth Science interest. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI 230, BIOL 120 or higher, CHEM-111 or higher, PHYS 103 or higher.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Cawley M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

ENVI 232L Physical Geology Lab

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Cawley M 2:20PM-5:20PM

ENVI 240 Environment, Ethics & Culture

An examination of conceptions of Nature, the environment, and sustainability drawn from the Humanities. Insights from these traditions will be used to explore contemporary environmental debates. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ENVI 250 Environment and Society

An examination of the major concepts, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks employed in the social sciences to study human ecological relations. The implications of social organization, whether political or economic, for ecosystems will provide an opportunity to examine the impact of individual and collective decisions. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 D. Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 A. Mihalache-O'Keef T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2015 D. Sarabia M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ENVI 265 Sp Top: Conservation Science

Investigation of a special topic not regularly offered, with the topic determined by the faculty member. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-130 or BIOL-120

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Banschbach T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ENVI 265L Sp Top: Conservation Sci Lab

Investigation of a special topic not regularly offered, with the topic determined by the faculty member. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Banschbach Th 2:50PM-5:50PM

ENVI 270 Geographic Information Systems

An examination of the major concepts, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks employed in the social sciences to study human ecological relations. The implications of social organization, whether political or economic, for ecosystems will provide an opportunity to examine the impact of individual and collective decisions. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. O'Neill T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 J. Petersen T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 J. Petersen M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ENVI 277 Tropical Marine Biology

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2015 D. Jorgensen M/T/W/Th/F 9:00AM-4:00PM

ENVI 290 Sustainable Agr & Food Systems

Because a farm is an ecosystem with Homo sapiens as its keystone species, study of agriculture is inherently interdisciplinary. Using concepts from anthropology, business, economics, sociology, chemistry, ethics and geography, we will explore food systems and farming methods in relation to core ecological principles. Course sessions will include local field trips, lecture, discussions, case study activities, presentations, and visits by guest farmers and entrepreneurs involved in the local food scene. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-101 ENVI-103 ENVI-105.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 V. Banschbach

ENVI 305 Environmental Impact Assess

This course will examine the developmen t of environmental impact assessment pol icy in the United States and how such po licy is applied to current environmental issues and problems. Examples will be t aken from a variety of areas including t oxicology, bioremediation, wetland prote ction and work/home environmental safety . Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-200 or 230

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 J. Cawley M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

ENVI 307 Appalachian Rocks and Waters

A systematic survey of Appalachian terr ains, geology and paleoecology. This cou rse examines foundational concepts of ge ology within a chronological scope assoc iated with the Appalachian Mountain Belt . Topics include introduction to rock an d mineral types, major index fossils, pa leoecology, and basic landform geomorpho logy and rock process. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk . 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-230

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 J. Cawley M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

ENVI 360 Sp Top:SustainableAgriculture

Examination of a special topic concerning the environment. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Banschbach T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ENVI 360 Sp Topics: Envi Planning

Examination of a special topic concerning the environment. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 V. Staff

ENVI 405 Independent Study and Research

Independent study or research related to the environment conducted under the sup ervision of an Environment Program facul ty member. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Written proposal and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Banschbach
Spring 2014 R. Collins
Spring 2015 J. Cawley

ENVI 406 Independent Study and Research

Independent study or research related to the environment conducted under the sup ervision of an Environment Program facul ty member. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Written proposal and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. O'Neill
Fall 2014 V. Banschbach
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill
Spring 2015 V. Banschbach
Spring 2015 V. Banschbach

ENVI 416 Internship

Work experience related to the environm ent with a government agency, non-govern mental organization, or business under t he guidance of an Environment Program fa culty member. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Written proposal and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 J. Cawley
Fall 2014 K. O'Neill
Fall 2014 M. Larson-Harris
Spring 2014 J. Cawley
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill
Fall 2015 V. Banschbach
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill

ENVI 417 Internship

Practical experience in a setting where environmental topics are applied. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 K. O'Neill

ENVI 430 Environmental Practicum

A team based project where students work as environmental consultants to solve a real world problem. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ENVI-230, 240, 250 and 270

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 K. O'Neill T/Th 1:10PM-4:10PM
Fall 2015 J. Cawley T/Th 1:10PM-4:10PM

ENVI 477 Envi Ind Study & Research

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2015 V. Banschbach

ENVI 495 Honors Project

A program of independent study or resear ch concerning the environment culminatin g in a written report. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 V. Banschbach

ENVI 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study or resear ch concerning the environment culminatin g in a written report. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 K. O'Neill
Spring 2014 R. Collins
Spring 2015 V. Banschbach

ENVI 497 Honors Project

A program of independent study or resear ch concerning the environment culminatin g in a written report. 1/2 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 V. Banschbach