2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SCI 220 - Sustainability


Few issues are more important than those currently affecting our global environment. This course will introduce the fundamental principles of ecology and use them to explore the theory and practices proposed to create a more sustainability society. We will survey the scientific facts behind todays most critical global environmental issues, including human population growth, natural resources consumption, global climate change, pollution and toxicology, sustainable agriculture and food systems, biodiversity loss, renewable energy, and the state of our oceans. Course format will include lectures, projects, online resources, interactive exercises, independent research, field-trips, and involvement in one or more environmental issues at the local level. Regular small group discussions using the Socratic Method will encourage reflection about the role of science, society, and art in creating a more sustainable world. While scientific in content, this course is designed to deepen participants artistic practice by emphasizing the intersection of art and science. (3 Credits)



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