ENVS 160. Introduction to Sustainability Science (with lab). 4 Hours.
Examination of the dynamic interactions between social and ecological systems. Students are introduced to theories, concepts, analytical frameworks, and research designs that develop their understanding of the dynamic relationships between complex social and environmental systems. Students will develop a solutions-oriented understanding of sustainability issues and be empowered to take actions toward sustainability by focusing on campus systems. The course introduces basic quantitative analysis methods and builds these skills by investigating the sustainability of campus systems (e.g., energy, food system, grounds, waste management).