Courses

ENV-STDY 325 Cultural Perspectives on the Environment Credits: 3

This course explores the history of conservation practices in American agriculture from the 1700s through the present. Additionally, the course examines the past and present legal implications of environmental statutes for minority farmers from a social and environmental justice perspective.

Cross Listings: GEOG 325.

ENV-STDY 334 Gender and the Environment Credits: 3

This course provides a survey of different ways women relate to nature. The objectives of the course are: to understand historical relationships between women and nature in the western world, to understand different theoretical approaches to studying women and nature, to explore the geography of women's activism on behalf of the environment, and to understand how women's health is linked to the environment.

Cross Listings: GEOG 334.

ENV-STDY 412 Global Tourism Credits: 3

This course is a regional survey of world tourism. Topics include the uniqueness of place, the marketing of tourist destinations, and the cultural, economic, and environmental impacts on host societies.

Prerequisites: GEOG 105 (or GEOG 200 or GEOG 202).

Cross Listings: GEOG 412.

ENV-STDY 430 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Credits: 3

Review of basic geoenvironmental concepts. Nature, cause, and occurence of contaminated soil and groundwater. Principles of remediation, discussion of cleanup goals and various remediation alternatives and technologies. Design a remediation system: Project planning, data requirements, cost considerations, and implementation. A class project is required.

Prerequisites: GEOG 335 (or GEOLOGY 335).

ENV-STDY 450 Ecotoxicology Credits: 3

This course addresses the fundamentals of ecotoxicology, integrating the sciences of ecology and toxicology. Students will learn the biological basis for pollutant effects on individuals and populations of plants and animals, how pollutant intensity varies as a function of bioavailability, the basics of risk assessment, and how pollutant effects are modified by ecological interactions within communities and ecosystems. The ultimate goal of ecotoxicology is to predict the effects of pollution within an ecological context.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 108, CHEM 211, CHEM 212R.

ENV-STDY 499WI Environmental Studies Practicum Credits: 3

Students conduct research, participate in discussions, and prepare written reports on selected topics concerning the environment.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, RooWriter.