This 3-week course introduces students to the wide range of technologies used to monitor the natural environment and the ways in which data collected about the natural environment can be analyzed and shared for use in the conservation decision making process. During the course students will build test and deploy an autonomous remote environmental sensing system and use geographic information system (GIS) software to present/share data collected by their sensing system. Key concepts that will be emphasized in the course include data analysis design thinking and project management. Cross-listed with ENV-3813.
America is a nation famous for its independence. But the natural world is a place of interdependence of ecosystems in which all things are interconnected. How do we understand America differently when we study its history within this essential natural context? Open to students of all majors this course explores such vital topics as the interactions between Native Americans colonists and the environment; westward expansion; the creation of the national park system; the conservation and environmentalist movements; industrialization urbanization and consumerism; and the history and politics of environmental protection among other topics.
This course will cover British Industrialization and its changing landscapes beginning with the Romantics. Authors may include Wordsworth Dickens Ruskin Carlyle and Hardy
PRE-REQS: Take ENV-1000 Take BIO-2250 Take PSC-3100 or SOC-3580