Fall '99 Course Guide

Courses in Environmental Studies (Division 366)

Fall Term, 1999 (September 8 December 22, 1999)

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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.


Environ. St. 353/Physics 250. Energy, Entropy, and Environment.

Section 001 Meets with RC Natural Science 263.001

Instructor(s): Jensen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, or any college course in mathematics or natural science. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See RC Natural Science 263.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Environ. St. 359/Geol. 279. Ocean Resources.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Philip Meyers (pameyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: High school science and math recommended. (3). (NS). (BS).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Geological Sciences 279.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Environ. St. 360/Geol. 280. Mineral Resources, Economics, and the Environment.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Kesler (skesler@umich.edu)

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

Upper-Level Writing Half QR

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Geological Sciences 280.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Environ. St. 407. Culture as Environment.

Section 001 Literature of the American Wilderness. Meets with English 317.003

Instructor(s): John Knott

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

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 317.003.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

Environ. St. 420. Practicum in Environmental Problems.

Instructor(s):

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 not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Directed research on critical environmental problems.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, permission of instructor

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