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ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts - Flyer
ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

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. 

ENVIR 495 D: Trash: Environmental & Social Justice Impacts of Waste - NEW COURSE

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. 
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