ENVIRON 201 - Ecological Issues
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The environment is defined as the circumstances or conditions that surround an organism, and environmental science as the study of the environment and our proper place in it. These definitions point out the intricacy of understanding environmental science from a scientific, ethical, behavioral, economic, and institutional perspective. This course focuses on ecological principles and concepts underlying the management and use of natural resources, as well as socioeconomic factors and institutional roles. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to matters concerning the allocation of natural resources and the quality of our environment. Through lectures and discussions, students are encouraged not only to learn about environmental issues but also to consider their personal ethics relating to nature, resource use, and human populations.

Topics covered include biodiversity, endangered species, exploitation practices, global fisheries and aquaculture, tropical deforestation, agriculture, air and water pollution, energy production and use, waste disposal, and the role of politics and economics in environmental issues. A particular focus is placed on the role of natural resources in the lives of people from the developed and developing world, and issues relating to environmental justice in the use of resources by people from both regions.

No textbook is required for the course, and readings are provided through CTools from current literature. Quizdom clickers will be used to facilitate interactions during lecture. Total material cost is the cost of a clicker.

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ENVIRON 201 - Ecological Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
17953
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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17954
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
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17956
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
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17957
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3
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
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17958
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10
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
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17959
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8
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
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18438
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0
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
010 (DIS)
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22302
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
011 (DIS)
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22303
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M 11:00AM - 12:00PM
013 (DIS)
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22304
Open
12
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 9780321715340
Environment : the science behind the stories, Author: Jay Withgott, Scott Brennan., Publisher: Pearson Benjamin Cummings 4th ed. 2010
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