PRE-REQS: Take ENV-1000 Take BIO-2200
PRE-REQS: Take ENV-1000 Take BIO-2200
Water makes earth habitable for life as we know it. This course will provide the student with an understanding of fundamental principles of water and the water cycle and examine water use quality quantity law and policy. These topics will be related to everyday life and our dependence upon water for our survival.
Course Catalog Description
Environmental studies is a subject that requires an understanding of issues transcending geographic and disciplinary boundaries to addresses national, regional, and local concerns. As such, students in this course will be introduced to the cultural, ethical, political, scientific, historical, and economic complexities of human activity-environment interactions. Students will analyze evidence, arguments, and concepts through multiple disciplinary lenses, examine important past and present environmental issues, and explore the efforts to understand and address those issues.

Required Texts
World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Various Moodle readings

Course Objectives
• Utilize an interdisciplinary approach to describe and understand human and natural systems and their interdependent nature.
• Critically evaluate strategies to address environmental problems.
• Reflect critically on their values, roles, and responsibilities as citizens, consumers, and members of society and as actors in the natural world.
• Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
This course will cover British Industrialization and its changing landscapes beginning with the Romantics. Authors may include Wordsworth Dickens Ruskin Carlyle and Hardy