ENVI 101 Fall 2012 Nature and Society: An Introduction to Environmental Studies

This course introduces environmental studies as an interdisciplinary field of learning. It will provide a survey of a broad range of environmental problems, cases, and questions, from climate change to sustainable agriculture, from toxic waste to species extinction. We will also examine the intellectual traditions, authors, and historical developments that have most profoundly shaped our understanding of these issues. Keeping a constant eye on the complexities of life in the twenty-first century, we will explore the many different theories and methods that inform environmental scholarship, activism, and policy-making in a variety of cultural arenas and across geographical scales. Along the way, we will read works by philosophers, economists, journalists, historians, sociologists, and many others.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on participation, in-class exercises, several writing assignments and a final exam
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Prerequisites: none
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Department Notes: required course for students wishing to complete the Environmental Studies concentration
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives, ENVI Core Courses,ENVP Core Courses,ENVS Core Courses,INST - Urbanizing World Electives
Enrollment Limit: 35
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 1395
ENVI101-02(F) LEC Nature and Society Division 2: Social Studies Nicolas C. Howe
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Chemistry 202 1395
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