ENVIRON 111 - Introduction to Global Change: Human Impacts
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit for seniors.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies the geography requirement for State of Michigan certification for social studies teachers. W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:
Instructor:

Global environmental change encompasses the rapid, interconnected changes now occurring in the Earth system — its climate, human population, resources, and ecosystems. ENVIRON 111 (Global Change II) is an interdisciplinary, team-taught and web-supported introduction to the human dimensions of global change. You will study the recent, explosive growth of the human population and our impacts on land, air, and water resources, including ecosystems and biological diversity. Energy and climate, which are intimately connected issues, are examined in the context of their histories and especially by looking toward our global future and critical societal decisions that need to be made. To better grasp the challenges of the transition to a more sustainable future, you will study how different groups and cultures have historically interacted with their environment, the post-colonial transformation of human production and consumption, and its interdependence with changing patterns of economic production and distribution. The course concludes with an examination of the major forces of globalization that will shape the future relationship between humans and the resources of our planet. Global Change II is suitable for all students and assumes no prior background. It can be taken without prior enrollment in Global Change I, its companion course on physical processes. Homework and laboratories make extensive use of computers to perform spatial analysis, develop quantitative reasoning skills, help students learn to write critically, and promote personal interaction with the faculty. This course is one of three core courses required for the Global Change Minor. Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab/discussion per week. Grades will be based on weekly lab exercises, course participation, a web poster project, midterms, and a final exam

ENVIRON 111 - Introduction to Global Change: Human Impacts
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
20682
Open
17
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
002 (LAB)
P
20683
Open
4
13Fr or So or Jr
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Tu 9:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (LAB)
P
20684
Open
3
14Fr or So or Jr
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Tu 11:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (LAB)
P
20685
Open
3
13Fr or So or Jr
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Th 9:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (LAB)
P
20686
Closed
0
14Fr or So or Jr
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W 8:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (LAB)
P
21079
Open
1
14Fr or So or Jr
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (LAB)
P
20687
Open
1
6Fr or So or Jr
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Th 11:00AM - 1:00PM
008 (LAB)
P
28728
Open
4
11Fr or So or Jr
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M 8:00AM - 10:00AM
009 (LAB)
P
28727
Open
1
12Fr or So or Jr
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M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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