ENVIRON 201 - Ecological Issues
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
SophInit
Class Misc Info:
This course meets Program in the Environment (PitE) Major and Minor requirements.
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:

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to ecological principles and their application to hot-button environmental issues. We explore ecological concepts underlying natural resource use and management, in the context of human behavioral, ethical, socio-economic and institutional factors. Throughout, we emphasize the necessity for interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable resource use and environmental quality. Topics include biodiversity, endangered species, population, natural resource use and exploitation, tropical deforestation, agriculture, air and water pollution, energy production and use, and waste disposal. Final projects offer opportunities for in-depth exploration of an environmental issue of your choice. Past project topics have included Sustainability in Ann Arbor, Fracking, Great Lakes Water Use, Hunting in Michigan, and Alternative Energy.

At the end of the course, you should be able to analyze any environmental issue, recognizing, identifying, and weighing the intertwined natural science, social science, humanities and cultural components contributing to the issue. You should be able to see the stakeholders and listen to their positions. From your analyses, you should be able to come up with ideas for resolving the issue, both an ideal plan and a pragmatic one. The skills to do so are valued by employers and graduate schools.

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ENVIRON 201 - Ecological Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
17499
Open
99
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
17500
Open
6
 
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M 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
17501
Open
13
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
17502
Open
18
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
17503
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
17504
Open
15
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
17969
Open
1
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
21527
Open
10
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
P
21528
Open
2
 
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M 12:00PM - 1:00PM
013 (DIS)
P
21529
Open
19
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Note:
The textbook used for the course will be available printed for a three-ring binder, rather than in bound form, and will not include two of the chapters that are available in the hardcover edition (although these will be available online). You may purchase the book directly online from Wiley publishers using the following link: www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-817816.html. The Official title as listed in the Wiley system is (WCLS) Env Sci 8E for UMich WPSA Set ? but it will say on the text Environmental Science 8th edition for University of Michigan, as this is a special version prepared for our course. Please contact the professor if you have any questions.
ISBN: 9781118815199
Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Plant, Author: Daniel B. Botkin and Edward A. Keller, Publisher: Wiley 8TH 2011
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