Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ES 100 - Ecology and the Environmental Challenge (SF)

Credits: (4 credits)

Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision-makers. Independent of their ultimate careers, it will be their decisions that collectively decide the fate of our planet. This course will provide students with a solid foundation in earth system processes and past, current, and future environmental problems and solutions so that they are better equipped to make informed, environmentally responsible decisions.

This is a Sustainabiility-Focused (SF)   course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1.   Understand how ecologists explain ecosystem function;
  2.   Inform all of us of the effects of our actions or inactions;
  3.   Understand why conflicts and degradation exist when everyone wants a “clean environment”;
  4.   Understand how science works to inform people, and how scientific uncertainty can lead to conflicting interpretations;
  5.   Develop critical thinking skills to enable you to seek solutions to the pressing problems of today, and tomorrow, when you will be the leaders and decision makers of society. 

Frequency of Offering:
Offered:  Every semester

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