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Society And The Environment (ENV-101)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0125-101-001
Instructor: Ryan Ehrhart
Days: Monday 2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Wednesday 2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - ONL VRTL ONL
Credits: 3

First 2 Weeks Of Semester Will Be 100% Online Synchronous.
In-Person Meetings Will Be 1x A Week (wednesdays)
Potentially Starting As Early As Feb. 10th.Students May
Opt To Attend Online Synchronously Even When In-Person

Course Materials: View Text Books
Related Syllabi: Ryan Ehrhart for Fall 2015*

*Attention Students: Please note that the syllabi available for your view on these pages are for example only. The instructors and requirements for each course are subject to change each semester. If you enroll in a particular course, your instructor and course outline may differ from what is presented here.


Students will investigate today’s major environmental issues, exploring causes and consequences and discerning who experiences these consequences the most. Students will debate how we should respond to environmental challenges, discussing technological solutions and to what extent environmental problems are inextricably linked with economic, political, social, and cultural issues. (Learning Goals:L;Distribution Reqs:Social Sciences)

Learning Goals:   COURSE GOALSStudents will critically examine current and emerging environmental issues in regional, national, and international contexts; and gain and understanding of the scientific, social, and political factors impacting environmental issues, including:o current environmental policy and managemento the role of communication, environmental literacy, and public perceptions the decision making processo potential technological solutions and their limitations

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