Environmental Studies (ENV)
- Last Updated: 25 July 2016
ENV 111 (3)
Local Environmental Issues
Learners will examine their local biophysical environment, survey the regional history and economics, and then assess local environmental issues that may affect the health and well being of the local environment. Topics of concern vary depending on specific location and issues of concern. Learners may submit comments of concern to appropriate government officials. Field trips required. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or placement beyond prerequisite or Consent of Instructor. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture.
ENV 113 (3)
Global Environmental Issues
Students will examine the scientific basis of and reasons for concern about human population growth, loss of biodiversity and atmospheric alterations (global climate change). Prerequisite: ENG 100 or placement beyond prerequisite course and any science course numbered *100-level or above or Consent of Instructor. Three lecture.
ENV 253 (3)
Water, Energy and Climate Change on the Colorado Plateau
Learners will examine the nexus of water, energy and climate change on the Colorado Plateau. Course will examine fundamental principles of hydrology, climatology, historic human usage of energy and water, current patterns of water distribution and use, the different energy fuels and systems employed for electrical generation, and the current and projected effects of climate change on biota, ecosystems and future generations. Field trips required. Prerequisites: *ENG 101, *MAT 086, or Consent of Instructor. May be taken for S/U credit. Three lecture.
ENV 298 (1-6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.