This class combines discussion and experiential learning, both in the lab and in the field, to rigorously investigate the impact of humans on our environment. Major topics include climate science & global warming, geological processes, ecological principles, conservation biology, resource management, renewable energy, population impact, environmental stewardship, sustainable development, organic gardening, green living, and environmental politics. The curriculum is supplemented by online articles and other sources to synchronize the course with current environmental issues. Students contribute to the curriculum through presentations and special projects, and their progress is assessed based on participation in class discussions and activities, as well as lab reports and testing.
This course fulfills the life science requirement.
Open to: Juniors and seniors