3/5 credits – Dr. Kristi Straus – Full-term – Counts for I&S/NW – No pre-reqs.
- Present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action.
- Examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy.
- Take inspiration from No Impact Man and participate in your own experimental lifestyle activities to examine your sustainability footprint.
ENVIR 495 B: The Nature Essay – NEW COURSE
5 credits – Ned Schaumberg – Full-term – No pre-reqs.
- Explore the genre of the nature essay through reading, analysis and engagement with the natural world.
- Examine famous and impactful texts by Rachel Carson, Barry Lopez and Henry David Thoreau; pick apart the texts, see what makes them work, and then create your own compelling nature writing!
- Produce inspiring nature essays in a workshop style class and learn how writing can galvanize environmental movements.
3 credits – Frederica Helmiere – B-Term – Required field trip.
- Learn more about American waste production and disposal; where does it go? Who does it impact?
- Explore trans-boundary dumping and the environmental, economic and ethical costs of waste in this country.
- Examine the history and current state of American waste through an eco-justice lens.