Provides an overview of methodologies for the study of the interactions between human societies and the environment. Guides students in the focused preparation of a research paper and formal research presentation. Prerequisite: ENVR 102. Four hours per week.
ENVR 499 ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR SEM (Fall 2019)
Seminar and practicum focused on a local environmental issue. Students will analyze the issue by doing background research and interviewing stakeholders. The seminar will culminate with a formal presentation in which students present their analysis and suggestions. Suggestions will be implemented if time and topic permits. Prerequisites: ENVR 300, junior status and completion of 20 core credits in the environmental studies major. Three hours per week with enhancement.
GEOG 333 SUSTAINABILITY & GLOBAL DEV (Fall 2019)
Analysis of concepts, ideologies and social trends that have generated regions referred to as the Global North and Global South. Examine human-nature interactions as they express themselves in demographics, resource distribution, economic disparity, neo-colonialism, energy consumption, food and water availability. Prerequisites: Junior standing, at least one human and/or physical geography/geology course. Three hours lecture per week.
GEOG 417 WATER RESOURCES (Fall 2019)
An exploration of water resources in America that looks at water in all of its facets as a physical resource, and a nexus of human-environment interactions. This course is designed for multiple disciplines and presumes a variable knowledge base at the beginning. Weaving together the hydrologic flow of water, and the social structures that capture, divert, buy, sell, steal, manipulate and exploit water resources forms the basis of the exploration for this senior seminar. Prerequisites: One course in physical geography and one course in human geography and junior standing. Three hours per week.
GEOG 422 READINGS IN GEOGRAPHY (Fall 2019)
Permits in-depth study of a selected topic to be indicated on student’s transcript. May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles. Intended for seniors with 18 or more hours in geography and/or geology. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Three hours per week for each credit hour.