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Environmental Studies

  • ENVSTY 101  The Nature of Environmental Problems

    Description:
    An introduction to environmental issues and analysis emphasizing comparisons between the sustainable characteristics of ecosystems, both natural and human, and the human impacts on the Earth's life support systems. Topics include human population growth, food production, use of natural resources, pollution, loss of bio-diversity, and conservation strategies.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 111L  Environmental Concerns and Chemical Solutions

    Description:
    Human society is constantly facing such environmental issues and problems as ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, environmental toxins, and renewable energy resources. This course provides students with a foundation in chemistry that can be used to examine these and other environmental concerns. A combination of lecture and group discussion illustrates the science behind these issues, and helps students develop an unbiased view. CHEM 111L and ENVSTY 111L are the same course.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 210  Second-Year Seminar: Conflict and Resolution

    Description:
    Environmental problem solving involves stakeholder interactions in which conflict can arise and must be resolved in order to provide a solution. In this seminar, students will be introduced to the basic understanding of conflict and a working knowledge of the three major forms of dispute resolution - negotiation, mediation, and arbitration that are needed in adaptive management and stakeholder negations associated environmental problems. This course will prepare students for upper-level conflict resolution courses. Coursework will include readings, written reflective exercises with peer-review feedback, and role-playing activities. This course is designed forvertical alignment and cohort developing in the environmental studies and sustainability major.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 267L  Introduction to Coastal Biological Systems

    Description:
    This course will survey coastal marine habitats in terms of the organisms that inhabit these regions; the biological processes that dominant within those environments and the impacts of that habitat on humans. The objectives of the course will be for the students to gain an appreciation and understanding of the diversity and function of coastal marine systems in terms of the biological organisms and biological processes that are found there. EEOS 267L and ENVSTY 267L are the same course.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 280  Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Description:
    The course covers a variety of areas in environmental studies. The topic is announced during preregistration period.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 301  Internship in Environmental Studies

    Description:
    The internship requires a minimum of 100 hours of service doing environmental work with government, non-government, corporate, or research organizations. The program can assist students in finding appropriate internship placements. Each students supervisor at the placement organization provides a report on the interns performance and students submit a paper to the program director describing their internship experience. The number of credits varies according to the number of internship hours. This course may be taken on a pass/fail basis only.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 310  Third-Year Seminar: Professional Development

    Description:
    In this seminar course students will develop professionally by learning about resumes, personal statements, job cover letters, public presentations, interview skills and etiquette, reading and evaluating the primary literature, writing reports/proposals, learn how to prepare an internship, job, or graduate school application package. After learning about these topics, students will write and evaluate resumes, personal statements, cover letters, make and present a presentation to the general public, and conduct a mock interview. This course also is designed for vertical alignment and cohort development in the environmental studies and sustainability major.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 321  Spiders of Nantucket

    Description:
    In this course, students will learn about spider biology, anatomy, life history, classification and taxonomy, and ecology through classroom lectures and discussions, field sampling, and laboratory processing and identification activities.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 380  Special Topics in Environmental Studies

    Description:
    The course covers a variety of areas in environmental studies at an advanced level. The topic is announced during preregistration period.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 410  Fourth-Year Seminar: Environmental Issues

    Description:
    In this fourth-year seminar, students will be exposed to current global environmental issues in a discussion and debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Issues covered will fall under fie topic areas: environmental philosophy, principles versus politics, energy issues, food and pollution, and toxic chemicals. Each issue reading is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and issue pro and con stance, and an issue post-script. Students will write issue or analysis reports for each issue and discuss the issue in class via general discussion, panel discussions, role-play discussions, and debates. This fourth-year seminar course also is designed for vertical alignment of the curriculum and cohort development for environmental studies and sustainability majors.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 478  Independent Study

    Description:
    Research and reading in a selected area of environmental studies, guided by a faculty advisor.   More Info

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  • ENVSTY 479  Independent Study

    Description:
    Study of a particular area of this subject under the supervision of a faculty member. Students wishing to register must do so through the department.   More Info

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