Environmental Science: Sustainable Systems

This environmental science course is designed to look at a wide range of interdisciplinary topics through a sustainability lens: how to live more harmoniously with nature and not deplete its non-renewable resources. Major topics include climate science, global warming, geological processes, plate tectonics, volcanology, ecological principles, conservation biology, resource management, renewable energy, population impact, environmental stewardship, sustainable development, organic gardening, green living, and environmental politics.

Concepts are presented in lectures, student presentations. Inquiry-based projects are supplemented with lab investigations. Campus walks and studies reinforce the concepts discussed in class. The curriculum is supplemented by online articles and other sources to synchronize the course with current environmental issues. Students are assessed on participation in class discussions and activities, as well as lab reports and testing.

Min-Max Credit Hours: 3.0-3.0