Environmental Studies Courses

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ENST 1 - Introduction to Environmental Studies    ( 3.00 Units )
An interdisciplinary survey of contemporary environmental issues, including the natural and human-induced causes of environmental change and degradation. Major issues related to preservation and use of natural resources, conservation, energy, and climate change are investigated from multiple perspectives in the social sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Explain the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies that intellectually and in practice must draw upon the knowledge base, analytical tools, and means of communication of many academic disciplines in order to devise creative but well-grounded solutions to environmental problems.
  2. Articulate core concepts and methods from the social sciences as they pertain to the design and evaluation of environmental policies and institutions.
  3. Describe the ethical, cross-cultural, and historical contexts of environmental issues and the links between human and natural systems.
  4. Assess how human activities, including the use of energy and natural resources, affect the natural environment, and how those activities have changed since the period of the Industrial Revolution.