Preserving Nature (Online Course • June 17-Aug 11)
Envir St 413
8-week session • June 17-Aug 11
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.
Expected Learning outcomes
- Demonstrate understanding of the environmental provisions in national constitutions and U.S. co-sovereign federal-state-tribal governance as these relate to environmental protection.
- Display mastery of the fundamentals of biodiversity and the atmosphere, and what human activities threaten extinction, climate change, and water quality.
- Summarize the ethical and legal roles – of the public, civil society activist organizations, legislatures, executive branches, the judiciary, and public scholars – in preserving and impairing nature.
- Communicate professionally about effective conservation practice and scientific integrity.
Course carries Biological Science/Social Science breadth.
OTHER FEATURED COURSES
Environmental Studies: The Social Perspective (June 17-Aug 7)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective (May 20-June 13)
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (Online Course • May 28-June 23)
Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene (May 20-June 13)
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Field Ecology Workshop (June 17-July 10)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ecology and the Global Environment (Online Course • June 17-July 14)
Outdoors for All (May 21-June 13)
1:00 - 4:10 PM
Government and Natural Resources (June 17-July 11)
2:10 - 4:40 PM