This course explores some of the most pressing global environmental issues of our time, including biodiversity and protected areas, agriculture and food systems, fresh water, energy, waste, and climate change. We examine these issues using a variety of different disciplines and approaches, with a particular focus on the economic, political, and social disparities that affect people's access to natural resources. Case studies from around the world help ground environmental issues with real-world examples. Students will be evaluated with a combination of exams, reading quizzes, written assignments, and lab participation. Note: ENVS 001 is not required as a prerequisite for this course.
Co-Enrollment Lecture and Lab, Spring
First-year or sophomore standing.