Description: A comprehensive overview of the discipline of Environmental Studies. Investigate current and critical environmental issues.
Description: Introduction to the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of historical and contemporary water systems. Students will develop an understanding of hydrologic systems and analyze and engage in decision-making about complex challenges associated with water resource use.
This course is a prerequisite for: SCIL 300
Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
A University Honors Seminar 189H course is required of all students in the University Honors Program. Letter Grade Only.
Description: Topics vary.
Description: Application of basic Earth system and ecosystem science concepts for understanding: natural systems; the relationships and interactions between the living and the non-living environment; current and future environmental challenges; the importance of considering scientific evidence and uncertainty; and the implementation of the sustainability concepts.
Description: The influence of culture on individual perspectives related to the concepts of sustainability and the relationship that humans have with the environment. The role of ethics, religion, and historical setting on the individual and cultural perspectives related to environmental challenges at the local to global scales.
Description: The processes of environmental agencies and organizations use to develop and implement projects and programs. The development of their project proposal, work plans, budgets, and final report. Requires developing and implementing projects and programs in collaboration with clients who are from agencies and organizations working with environmental issues.
Description: Applications of psychological principles to understand human transactions with their environments and find behavior-based solutions to environmental problems.
Requires 20 hours of service.
Description: Examination of formal and informal environmental education and interpretation. Knowledge, application and practice relevant to science teachers and park, extension, museums, and zoo educators.
Majors must have passed ENVR 101. Series of speakers dealing with topics related to an environmental theme selected for its appropriate and timely nature by the Environmental Studies Coordinating Committee.
Description: Topic varies.
Description: Experience in off-campus setting that is directly relevant to environmental studies.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; environmental studies major or minor; prior arrangement with program director and emphasis adviser or academic adviser
Description: Preparation for writing the senior thesis
This course is a prerequisite for: ENVR 499B
Prerequisites: ENVR 499A
Second course of a two-semester sequence of courses consisting of ENVR 499A and 499B. The thesis is to be written under the supervision of the emphasis adviser or a faculty member designated by the adviser. A committee of two (the faculty member guiding the thesis and an additional member with expertise in the topic) will review the thesis.
Description: Preparation for writing the senior thesis.