ENVI 101
Nature and Society: An Introduction to Environmental Studies Spring 2024 (also offered Fall 2023)
Division II
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Environment and society interact on scales from the local to the global. This course explores these interactions and introduces students to the interdisciplinary methods of environmental studies. We will investigate the social, political, and historical aspects of environmental problems — including environmental racism, species extinction, climate change, and more — as well as their possible solutions. We will survey policy-making and activism in a variety of contexts and will examine art, literature, film, music, maps, advertisements, and other cultural objects. Throughout the course, we will ask how unequal distributions of power affect people and environments. Case studies, readings, discussions, and field exercises will help students develop their understanding how natural systems influence and are influenced by human activities.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30/section
Expected: 30/section
Class#: 3273
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, in-class exercises, several short writing assignments (varying from 2-5 pages), mid-term exam, final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Studies majors and concentrators
Unit Notes: required course for the Environmental Studies major and concentration
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives
ENVI Core Courses
EVST Core Courses
GBST Urbanizing World

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