Course that includes sustainability
The practice of environmental health involves investigating, measuring, and monitoring health and safety issues in a variety of natural and human environments. Students who successfully complete this course will master foundational concepts in environmental health investigations by using a variety of instrumentation and equipment in lab and field investigations.
Introduces students to interdisciplinary thinking and problem-solving in service to ecological sustainability and human well-being. By focusing on the interrelationships among science, technology, society and the arts, students explore a broad perspective of what it means for humans to affect, and be affected, by natural and built environments.
This course immerses students in approaches to garden and farm management that are compatible with ecosystem function and environmental conservation. Ecological topics such as nutrient cycling, population dynamics, species interactions, and adaptation are analyzed from an agroecological perspective. This course integrates lectures, field trips to local farms, and work in the Environmental Center’s campus garden and covers specific horticultural techniques for soil quality, irrigation management, crop rotations, and integrated approaches to pest and weed management.
This course focuses on the geologic origins of natural resoures and the environmental impacts of natural resource exploitation in human societies around the world and throughout history.
This course explores environmental history of U.S. from failure of Jamestown, VA settlement (1607) through Manifest Destiny, westward expansion, and end of the frontier in 1890. Students learn about conservation and environmental movements and public land legislation, up to modern American issues of sustainability. Case studies will focus on environmental history on the Colorado Plateau.
This course examines the relationship between human behavior and the environment in which it occurs. Both natural and built environments will be studied. Topics will include crowding, noise, climate, pollution, and disasters; aesthetics of place and landscape; the influence of historical period, culture and gender on perception of environment; cognitive mapping and wayfinding; territoriality and the psychology of environmentalism.
*All courses are undergraduate level.