EVS 1001 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028). This course applies the basic principles of ecology to relevant problems and topics related to the environmental interaction of humans with the earth. The course is designed to highlight current environmental concerns in modern society and to explore potential solutions exemplified by the presentation of specific case histories. This course will also cover sustainability definitions, assessment and actions from a multidisciplinary perspective to help learners create a personal definition that will inform their actions. The course will examine the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability. Sustainability principles, policies, and programs will be explored on the local, national and global level. This class will teach students how to understand the complex confluence of social systems, environmental economics and ecological literacy. 47 contact hours.