FEATURED COURSES · FALL 2020

Principles of Environmental Science

Envir St/ILS 126


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Tues/Thurs + one lab activity period
1:00-2:15 pm
4 credits


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Field Physical Science Foundation
Counts Towards
Sustainability Certificate
UW Designations
Elementary Physical Science

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Instructor

Tim Lindstrom
Tim Lindstrom
Lecturer
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on a small part of the wider world: our UW-Madison campus. Nonetheless, our campus connects to our local environment, which in turn connects to regional and global issues. Together, we examine sustainability initiatives on campus relating to energy, food, and waste. This course teaches through these initiatives to the underlying principles of environmental science. In other words, we position ourselves with our feet on the campus and ask questions about the air we breathe, the energy we consume, the food we eat, the goods we purchase, and the waste we create.

The three-hour laboratory period each week includes hands-on activities and field trips relating to energy efficient buildings, food choices, biodiesel, recycling, and power generation. The lab meets in the Wisconsin Energy Institute, an accredited LEED gold building that showcases sustainable design.


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