ENVS 201. Introduction to Environmental Social Science. 3 Hours.
Environmental Social Science is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation into the impact of society on the environment and the environment's impact on society. The class will be organized around case studies from Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe and the Americas. It will look at local, national and international environmental issues ranging from the ecological toll of regional industries and agricultural practices to the environmental costs of economic globalization, from water pollution and soil depletion in communities to global warming.
Prerequisite: ENVS 101 with a minimum grade of D.