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)
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
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Sections in Fall 2016

Fall 2016

ENVS0112A-F16 Lecture (Ryan)
ENVS0112W-F16 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112X-F16 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112Y-F16 Lab (Lapin)
ENVS0112Z-F16 Lab (Lapin)