The interdisciplinary field of environmental studies explores the complex and rich relationships of humans (individuals, communities, society) with their physical environment.
This course provides an interdisciplinary focus on the interactions between humans and the environment. Topics of consideration include an overview of ecosystems; population growth; species extinction and preservation; air, water, and soil pollution and control; agriculture and world food production; and preservation, conservation, and sustainable resource management. Specific case studies will be considered as well as the view of different cultures toward their physical surroundings.
Students enrolled in this interdisciplinary course complete a significant field research project focused on ecological sustainability. Students are expected to demonstrate ways of thinking and acting inherent in the practice of science. They use the language and instruments of science to collect, organize, interpret, and communicate information. Students utilize computer-based tools for organization, data collection, modeling, productivity, and presentation. The results are disseminated to the Lesley community and the general public through several venues (examples: poster session, oral, electronic and print forms of presentation).
Associate Professor of Social Study of Science
Associate Professor of Biology, Director of College of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Natural Science and Mathematics Division
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