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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in RC Environmental Studies

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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in RC Environmental Studies
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ENVRNSTD

Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for RC Environmental Studies.

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Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements.

The quest for harmony between humans and the natural world requires understanding of nature, society, and our individual selves. The program in Environmental Studies encourages students to supplement their training in particular academic disciplines by exploring aspects of natural science, social science, and the humanities. The Program is not a concentration program, although a student may emphasize environmental studies in the LS&A Individual Concentration Program (ICP).

Environmental Studies 123, 124, and 240 offer broad overviews of the field and serve as introductions to more advanced work. Environmental Studies 420 and 421 offer opportunities for independent study. In these courses the student is responsible for defining a plan of study, enlisting others with similar interests if appropriate, and locating a faculty member willing to supervise the work. Environmental Studies 450 is a Capstone Seminar providing the opportunity for seniors, particularly those pursuing ICPs, to work together to compare diverse perspectives on human values and the environment.

Courses on environmental issues are offered by many different departments and programs in LS&A as well as in other colleges of the university. Students interested in the environment should explore each issue of the Time Schedule thoroughly, because many appropriate courses are offered at irregular intervals under unpredictable headings. Of particular interest are some of the University Courses.

ENVRNSTD 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet: Introduction to Environmental Studies.

Section 001 Meets with Psychology 500.001.

Instructor(s): Catherine E Badgley, Barbara Boardman Smuts (

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage:

See Psychology 500.001.

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ENVRNSTD 263(353) / RCNSCI 263 / UP 263. Energy and the Environment.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Marc W Jensen (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, or any college course in mathematics or natural science. (4). (NS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces the concepts of energy and the environment, which then serve as a basis for discussion of pollution, scarcity of resources, technological impacts and the future of humankind. Topics include a survey of non-renewable and renewable resources and current energy-use patterns, nuclear-power issues, and the prospectus for, and problems with, alternative energy scenarios. Possible energy futures for both the developed and developing worlds will be discussed. In particular, we will consider the implications for energy choices in terms of life styles, policies, and ethical considerations. There are no college prerequisites, but students should have quite a bit of experience beyond ninth-grade math.

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ENVRNSTD 280(360) / GEOSCI 280. Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen E Kesler (

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

Upper-Level Writing Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Geological Sciences 280.001.

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ENVRNSTD 407. Literature and the Environment.

Section 001 Literature of the American Wilderness. (3 credits). Meets with English 317.002

Instructor(s): John R Knott Jr. (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Environ. Studies 240. (3-4). (Excl).

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 317.002.

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ENVRNSTD 420. Independent Work in Environmental Studies.


Prerequisites & Distribution: Environ. Studies 240 and cognates pertinent to the study. Permission must be granted by Director prior to enrollment. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated four times, for a total of 12 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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