What is ‘the environment’ and why does it matter? What are the environmental impacts of “business as usual”? What kinds of environmental futures do we want to work towards and what are the alternatives? In this course, we will explore these and other questions that examine how and why we relate to the environment in the ways that we do and the social, ecological and ethical implications of these relationships. As an Introduction to Environmental Studies, this course seeks to (i) develop a common framework for understanding ‘the environment’ as a tightly coupled socio-natural enterprise, and (ii) familiarize students with several key environmental issues of the 21st century. One lecture and one discussion section per week.
This course will be conducted in a hybrid format, with both in-person and online components as needed, supported by appropriate technology. Options for online-only participation will be available for those students unable to participate in person.
Limited to 54 students. Spring semester. Senior Lecturer R. Levin and Professor Holleman
If Overenrolled: Prospective (FY, SO) and declared ENST majors have priority for enrollment