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. Chelsea N. Peters||M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM||You Choose Online Or In-Person|
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||You Choose Online Or In-Person|
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
- ENSC-101. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
- Co-Requirement ENSC-220L-1
|G||Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill||M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM||Distant Off Campus Synchronous|
ENSC 220L Conservation Science Lab
- Co-requisite: ENSC-220 Must be taken either prior to or at the same time as this course.
- Co-Requirement ENSC-220-G
|1||Dr. Katherine P. O'Neill||M 2:20PM-5:20PM||You Choose Online Or In-Person|