Preserving Nature (Online Course • May 21 - June 17)
Envir St 400 Sec 002 & Sec 003
4-week session • May 21 - June 17
The goals of this course are to understand the theory and practice the skills of effective, scientific, ethical, and legitimate preservation of nature (biodiversity, the atmosphere, water, etc.). Successful students will learn from global lessons in how to intervene against threats to nature, and the roles of ethics, law, and research in preserving nature. Students will gain mastery of terminology and usage so as to communicate professionally about nature preservation.
- Explain biodiversity and its evolution, threats to it and their abatement, and the roles of research, ethics, and law in preserving nature.
- Show mastery of the terminology and skills used in preserving nature.
- Communicate professionally about effective conservation first, and secondarily about feasibility, sociopolitical acceptability, and cost-efficiency of efforts to preserve nature.
OTHER FEATURED COURSES
Outdoors for All (May 22 - June 14)
1:00 - 4:10 PM
Cultures of Disaster: Natural Hazards and Society (May 29-June 14)
9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Environmental Ethics: Ethics for a Damaged Planet (May 29 – June 14)
1:00 - 5:10 PM
Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective (June 18-July 12)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Field Ecology Workshop (June 18-July 11)
M / T / W
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Botswana: Ecology and Environment (July 16-Aug 9)
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Science and Practice of Prescribed Fire (July 17-Aug 9)
10:00 - 11:00 AM Tuesdays and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursdays
Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene (May 21 - June 14)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (Online Course • May 29 - June 24)