ENVIRON 201 - Ecological Issues
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
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. Also, this year the course will begin using Quizdom clickers 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)
 
19042
Open
111
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
19045
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
19047
Open
2
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
19048
Open
8
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
19106
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
009 (DIS)
P
19107
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
28277
Open
7
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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Note:
The book has been ordered through local bookstores, but you may also order either printed or eBook version direct from the publisher: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002774.html This site is the best price available to purchase the materials as you can either get the eBook (bundled with course materials), or you can get that PLUS the bound gook for a discounted price. Amazon sells the book by itself for $116. The Wiley price is $121 for the bound book plus videos/resources/on-line book. If you prefer, you may purchase only the WileyPLUS course version, which includes the eBook and supplemental materials for $65.
ISBN: 9781118864616
Visualizing Environmental Science, Author: Hassenzahl, Hager, and Berg, Publisher: Wiley 4TH 2011
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