Environmental Science and Geology

Environmental Science and Geology will challenge you to look at the ecological and social foundations of environmental issues and the complex interaction among them locally and globally.

Environmental Science and Geology 131Q

ENVS  131Q—INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES W/LAB (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, five hours. Basic ecological concepts, study of ecosystems and application of ecological principles to local and global environmental problems. Labs focus on investigating local ecosystems and will be primary spent outdoors and involves light to moderate physical activity. This course does not fulfill requirements for the biology major. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Environmental Science and Geology 222

ENVS 222—EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Spring (alternate years). Credit, four hours. History of the earth in the context of changing environments through time. Special emphasis on the methods of analysis, environments of deposition, and organic change as seen through fossils. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills Intermediate earth science and upper-level lab course requirements for ENVS majors.

Environmental Science and Geology 230

ENVS 230—FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOLOGY WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. No prerequisite. Introduction to planet earth: fundamental concepts of geology developed through the study of minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, volcanoes, and forces shaping the earth’s surface. Four hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Fulfills Intermediate earth science and upper-level-lab course requirement for ENVS majors.

Environmental Science and Geology 385R

ENVS 385R—SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Variable topics in environmental science to be offered as irregular courses.