Introduction to Environmental Studies
This course introduces students to the science behind historical and contemporary topics associated with the environment. Pervasive environmental questions are addressed within the context of the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts. Through lectures, discussions, and complementary field experiences students become familiar with major theories and practices in environmental studies. The goal/process of sustainable development is introduced, stressing individual and community actions. Guest speakers from within and outside the College community introduce diverse perspectives and provide insight into career opportunities. Weekly labs include field trips that provide practical experience in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
This EVS core course is offered every fall and fulfills the following college requirements:
Lab Science Course
Breadth of Study (N or S)
Environmental Audit of W&J Campus