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Urban Environments (ENV-280)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0125-280-001
Instructor: Ryan Ehrhart
Days: Monday Wednesday 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Swirbul Library 114
Credits: 3

Cross-Listed With Eas (0112) 280 Online Synchrononous Meetings
Mondays 4:15-5:30 Pm, Wednesday In-Person 4:15-5:30 Pm.

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Students will investigate the challenges that urban and suburban communities face in achieving ecological, social, and economic sustainability. Students will explore theoretical, technical, and practical issues concerning urban planning, urban development, environmental justice, green spaces, transportation, food systems, housing, energy, waste, and water and air pollution. (Learning Goals:CO)

Learning Goals:   Course Goals:• Students will critically examine current and emerging urban environmental issues.• Students will examine how urban environmental issues often affect different groupsof people in different ways according to their class, gender, ethnic/racial category,occupation, or other status.• Students will gain an understanding of how environmental processes influence andare influenced by economic, political, social, and cultural processes.• This course is intended to further the university’s learning goals especially in theareas of communication, critical and integrative thinking, and global citizenship.Learning Outcomes:

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

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