FEATURED COURSES · SUMMER 2018

Preserving Nature (Online Course • May 21 - June 17)

Envir St 400 Sec 002 & Sec 003


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online course

3 credits

4-week session • May 21 - June 17


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Biological Science Intermediate

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Instructors

Drew Bantlin
Drew Bantlin
Teaching Assistant
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Francisco Santiago-Avila
Francisco Santiago-Avila
Teaching Assistant
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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

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Envir St 402 Sec 001
Outdoors for All (May 22 - June 14)
T-Th
1:00 - 4:10 PM
3 credits
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Envir St 402/404 Sec 002
Cultures of Disaster: Natural Hazards and Society (May 29-June 14)
M-Th
9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
3 credits
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Envir St/Philos 441
Environmental Ethics: Ethics for a Damaged Planet (May 29 – June 14)
M/W/Th
1:00 - 5:10 PM
3 credits
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Envir St 113
Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective (June 18-July 12)
M-Th
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3 credits
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Envir St 375
Field Ecology Workshop (June 18-July 11)
M / T / W
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3 credits
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Envir St 400/900 Sec 004
Botswana: Ecology and Environment (July 16-Aug 9)

1:30 – 3:30 PM
2 credits
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Envir ST 400 Sec 001
Science and Practice of Prescribed Fire (July 17-Aug 9)
T/TH
10:00 - 11:00 AM Tuesdays and 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Thursdays
1 credits
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Envir St 307
Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene (May 21 - June 14)
M-Th
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3 credits