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2015-2016 Catalog

EVST 100 Introduction to the Environment: A Systems Approach

An Interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the major issues in environmental studies. We emphasize the importance of analyzing environmental issues from a comprehensive systems approach. The course focuses on the interaction of natural, socioeconomic, political, and ethical systems, using case studies to highlight the need to examine environmental issues from multiple perspectives. Case studies include: "clean" coal, ocean depletion policy, and energy and transportation systems and the environment. Case studies are likely to change from year to year.