ENVI 101
Nature and Society: An Introduction to Environmental Studies Fall 2016
Division II
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 35
Expected: 35
Class#: 1678
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, in-class exercises, several writing assignments and a midterm and final exam
Prerequisites: none
Unit Notes: required course for students wishing to complete the Environmental Studies concentration
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives
ENVI Core Courses
ENVP Core Courses
ENVS Core Courses
GBST Urbanizing World Electives
SCST Elective Courses

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