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Environmental Science - Spring 2014

ESCI 101B - Introduction to Environmental Science
5 credits
Burgett, Amber
Fortner, Sarah

An introduction to environmental science, including concepts used by environmental scientists to frame the study of environmental problems and human impacts on the natural environment and its resources, including climate, water, soils, vegetation, and wildlife.  The course is based on content and knowledge from the natural sciences but focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of this content as it relates to environmental systems.  The laboratory experience focuses on the tools and methods used by environmental scientists to study the environment, natural resources, and human impacts associated with the extraction and use of resources. ESCI 101B  is required for all majors in Environmental Science.  It is also a useful course for any students interested in a better understanding of how the different components of the environment interact with each other.  No prerequisites.


ESCI 494 – Senior Seminar
2 credits
Ritter, John

Prerequisite:  Environmental Science major with senior standing.
Students share their capstone experience, involving project work, independent research, or professional experience in environmental science, as part of a broader discussion of existing and emerging environmental issues and problems, methods of analysis, integration of interdisciplinary knowledge, and ethical issues associated with their study.  Students will prepare and present posters pertaining to their capstone experience in a poster symposium.  



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