Introduction to the many serious environmental problems facing the world today, the extent and causes of these problems and the kinds of solutions being proposed. Topics include ecological systems, population, land management, hunger and food production, energy supplies, waste management and environmental pollution. The course is organized around the theme of our relationship to the environment.
Earth Science Courses
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation
EASC 111H - Environmental Conservation (Honors)
This course examines global and local environmental issues using an interdisciplinary approach, including scientific, political, social, economic and ethical perspectives. Students consider humans’ role within the natural environment while studying topics including ecological systems, energy, population, pollution, climate change, sustainability, and environmental equity and justice. The course requires reading and analyzing primary texts, including scientific articles, academic writing and participation in seminars, service opportunities and one or more field trips.