Middlebury

ENVS 0112

Natural Science & Environment

Natural Science and the Environment
We will explore in detail a series of current environmental issues in order to learn how principles of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics, as well as interdisciplinary scientific approaches, help us to identify and understand challenges to environmental sustainability. In lecture, we will examine global environmental issues, including climate change, water and energy resources, biodiversity and ecosystem services, human population growth, and world food production, as well as the application of science in forging effective, sustainable solutions. In the laboratory and field, we will explore local manifestations of global issues via experiential and hands-on approaches. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab. (By Approval)
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2011

Spring 2011

ENVS0112A-S11 Lecture (Trombulak)
ENVS0112W-S11 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112X-S11 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112Y-S11 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112Z-S11 Lab (Lapin)