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ENV - Environmental Studies

ENV 100 Water, Wildlife and Windmills - An Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sciences

Course Description:
This is the gateway for majors in Environmental Studies and Science. This course is designed around three problem-based learning modules, using focused questions to teach students the relationship between science and policy. The specific questions will be related to three basic topics resources (water), biodiversity (wildlife) and sustainable energy (windmills.). Possible questions include: Is it safe to drink your tap water? Do we want to live with bears? How many windmills make sense (and where)?
Course Rotation: NY, PLV: Fall

3 credits

ENV 105 Social Responsibility and the World of Nature

Course Description: This course considers the idea of citizenship in relation to obligations to nature through a multidisciplinary examination of primary texts from economics, environmentalist studies, philosophical ethics, political economy, and social ecology. Direct student participation in the workings of local government will provide the community-based component and encourage leadership skills through active engagement on Community Board and Town Council environmental committees (environmental committees include land use, preservation, etc.). While in-class reports and a journal focus on the relationship between the more theoretical course readings and the civic experience serve to integrate learning and service.

Course Rotation: NY, PLV Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ENV 110 Nature and Culture: A Study in Connections

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course examines prominent worldviews that have guided human action toward the natural world. By reading the influential environmental writings of philosophers, economists, environmentalists, theologians, political science, biologists, and naturalists we analyze the interactions between human and natural phenomena, the impact human actions have on the natural world, and the ways nature affects change in civilization. The primary goal of the course is to provide students an opportunity to see how global and interdisciplinary views of nature influence human choices and offer alternative courses of action toward viable solutions that are subject to an ethical analysis.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring

3 credits

ENV 110C Nature and Culture: A Study in Connections - CAP

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course examines prominent worldviews that have guided human action toward the natural world. By reading the influential environmental writings of philosophers, economists, environmentalists, theologians, political science, biologists, and naturalists we analyze the interactions between human and natural phenomena, the impact human actions have on the natural world, and the ways nature affects change in civilization. The primary goal of the course is to provide students an opportunity to see how global and interdisciplinary views of nature influence human choices and offer alternative courses of action toward viable solutions that are subject to an ethical analysis.

Course Rotation:Fall and Spring

3 credits

ENV 111 Environmental Studies: Economical, Ethical and Political Perspectives

Required course for Environmental Studies majors.

Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will concentrate on the interdependence between nature and culture, integrating the economic, political and philosophical issues involved in environmental problems. General topics in value assessment and application to public policy are studied from a problem-oriented approach.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

ENV 111 Environmental Studies: Economic, Ethical and Political Perspectives

Course Description: This interdisciplinary course will concentrate on the interdependence between nature and culture, integrating the economic, political and philosophical issues involved in environmental problems. General topics in value assessment and application to public policy are studied from a problem-oriented approach.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Fall

3 credits

ENV 112 Environmental Studies - Basic Issues

Course Description: As in ENV 111, the relationship between nature and human culture will serve as a backdrop for the course. From the perspectives of economics, philosophical ethics and political science, this course critically examines central topics in the environment. Air and water pollution, population, deforestation, biodiversity, global warming, resource use, renewable and nonrenewable energy are considered from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Spring.

3 credits

ENV 112 Environmental Studies- Basic Issues

Course Description: As in ENV 111, the relationship between nature and human culture will serve as a backdrop for the course. From the perspectives of economics, philosophical ethics and political science, this course critically examines central topics in the environment. Air and water pollution, population, deforestation, biodiversity, global warming, resource use, renewable and nonrenewable energy are considered from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

ENV 130 The Naturalists

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with aesthetic insight into the natural world through the creative and imaginative writings and observations of famous naturalists. Significant time will be spent studying aesthetic categories has influenced the conceptual profile and strategies of the environmental movement in the West. Classroom discussions and experimental field studies will blend theory with first hand experiences. Investigation of the perception and reality of "our place" in the world of nature and how aesthetic responses and art has influenced that perception over the years provide the enduring theme for the course.

Course Rotation: Spring

3 credits

ENV 140 Act Locally: Environmental Issues and you

Course Description:The course introduces students to the maxim "Think globally, act locally" originated by renowned scientist and naturalist Rene Dubos. Based on this philosophy students will be enlightened about global environmental issues from the perspective of an uninformed citizen. Correlations will be made between humans and their interrelationships to the natural world by examining social, economic and environmental influences. As part of a community service component students will be engaged in team projects that will provide educational programs to the Pace community during Earth Month.

Course Rotation: PLV Spring

3 credits

ENV 172 Introduction to World Regional Geography

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Cultures (Area of Knowledge III).

3 credits

ENV 130CP The Naturalists (CAP) - Learning Community

Course Description: Exploration of the World of the naturalis through literature and the arts.

3 credits

Corequisites

ENG 105CL, ENG 110CP

ENV 201 Animals and Society

New Core: Fulfills 3-credits in Civic Engagement (Area of Knowledge I).

Course Description: This is a service-learning course that stretches our everyday concepts of civic engagement and community to include the world of animals. This year the focus is on wildlife. What defines an animal as wild? Why are so many human/animal conflicts on the rise? What can be done to resolve these issues and preserve animals and their habitat? All students are required to work at a minimum of three designated non-profit organizations, such as The SPCA of Westchester, Wolf Conservation Center, or Trailside Zoo. You will also be challenged by documentary films, readings, interesting writing assignments and class discussions. The course strives to make clear the myths and realities of buffalo, wolves, elephants, and wild horses in our culture as well as the role farm animals and pets have played in shaping our identity. Students are encouraged to question their own assumptions about animal intelligence and emotions and to ask what the consequences of these assumptions are.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring, PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ENV 205 Globalization, Trade and the Environment

Fulfills 3 credits in World Traditions and Cultures (Area of Knowledge III).

Course Description: Ever since the end of the Cold War the social, political, and economic forces have coalesced to reshape the world. One of the most striking features that has emerged since then, on the world stage, is the trend towards global economic integration. Globalization, in spite of its popular and common usage, is very much a contested concept. Some emphasize the increasing interconnections between different players' economic, political, and cultural fields while others stress the notion that globalization is essentially an effort to undermine the national sovereignty and authentic identities of nation states by transitional actors.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, odd years

3 credits

ENV 211 Environmental Assessment

Course Description: Following a study of relevant environmental regulations, this course will demonstrate the tools and techniques used in developing and interpreting natural resource inventories and in analyzing the potential social, cultural and political impacts of particular types of land use. Using extensive field work, students will learn how locate, read and interpret maps, how to conduct field surveys of soil, vegetation and animal resources, and how to analyze the accumulated data and predict the land use capability of a particular site. Lab work will consist of analyzing data in Geographic Information Systems. Professionally-prepared environmental impact statements will be analyzed for content, methodology, and compliance with the applicable laws.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENV 111 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 112 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 221 Minimum Grade of D and ENV 222 Minimum Grade of D

ENV 215 Foundations of Environmental Law for Non-Lawyers

Course Description: This course offers students an introduction to American environmental law. The first two weeks will provide the student with a basic introduction to the legal process, sources of law, and the anatomy of a case brief. Students will be presented with an overview of how the United States legal system works at the local, state, and national levels. The majority of the semester will be focused on the foundations for environmental law. The history of the environmental movement will be discussed as well as development of laws that affect environmental issues. Throughout the course, we will consider the roles of individuals and nonprofit organizations in the administrative and litigation processes. Students will become acquainted with specific environmental laws, enforcement, and methods for compliance.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall, odd years

3 credits

ENV 220 Darwin on Ecology

New Core: Fulfills 3 Credits In Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course will examine the roots and development of the science of natural history and the pivotal role played by Charles Darwin in its transformation into the modern interdisciplinary science of ecology. The essential interdisciplinary aspects of ecology will be emphasized. A solid historical background will provide the student with the necessary platform to think critically about current and new ideas in ecology and to effectively communicate through placing these ideas in an historical context.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

ENV 221 Environmental Science: The Web of Life

Not for Science majors.

Course Description: An introduction to living systems and the environment that sustains them. Topics covered include: the diversity of life, food chains, ecosystems, elements of recycling, eutrophication, and the Greenhouse Effect. This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of the organization, structure and function of living organisms, with emphasis on their interaction with the environment.

Course Rotation: Spring.

3 credits

ENV 221 Environmental Science: The Web of Life

Not for Science majors.

Course Description: An introduction to living systems and the environment that sustains them. Topics covered include: the diversity of life, food chains, ecosystems, elements of recycling, eutrophication, and the Greenhouse Effect. This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of the organization, structure and function of living organisms, with emphasis on their interaction with the environment.

Course Rotation:NYC and PLV: Spring

3 credits

ENV 222 Environmental Chemistry: Principles, Problems and Solutions

Course Description: This course assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry. The course will teach the basic principles of chemistry and then focus on some environmental issues, which have chemical implications. Some of those topics which will be covered are: air pollution, water pollution and cleanup, soil fertility, agricultural chemicals, nuclear topics, plastics, hazardous waste, acid rain, ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and photochemical smog.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

ENV 222 Environmental Chemistry: Principles, Problems and Solutions

Course Description: This course assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry. The course will teach the basic principles of chemistry and then focus on some environmental issues, which have chemical implications. Some of those topics which will be covered are: air pollution, water pollution and cleanup, soil fertility, agricultural chemicals, nuclear topics, plastics, hazardous waste, acid rain, ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and photochemical smog.

Course Rotation:NYC and PLV: Fall

3 credits

ENV 226 Environmental Anthropology

Course Description: Environmental anthropology is the study of the relationship between different cultures and their natural environments. This course examines how human communities traditionally adapted their subsistence strategies and social organization to their local environments and how these adaptations changed over time. The emphasis is on the diversity of these adaptations in different places, e.g. in arctic zones, highlands, arid lands, grasslands, and tropical rain forests. The course also investigates how economic development and globalization influenced these adaptations and thereby contributed to contemporary environmental problems that in turn affect cultures and continue to change them. A historical survey of anthropological contributions to environmental studies covers the following topics: Population, economic development, biodiversity, environmentality, indigenous groups, consumption, and globalization. Finally, the course looks at the different forms of environmentalism that have emerged from these perspectives.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring

3 credits

ENV 230 Natural Beauty: An Introduction to Environmental Aesthetic

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Humanistic and Creative Expression (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description: This course examines various aesthetic senses of nature and their influence on human reactions to the natural world. We will read texts by environmentalists, naturalists, philosophers, ecologists, theologians, and literary works like the flamboyant and exhibitionist 19th century romantics, and the distinctly American phenomena of New England Transcendentalism. We will view works of art from different historical periods and traditions, for example the Hudson River School painters, landscapes of the pointillists, and traditional Chinese landscape painting, and witness Constable's capturing the chiaroscuro of nature in the dews and breezes of the countryside. We will not only study the aesthetics of beauty, but also investigate aesthetic qualities broadly defined to include symbolic codes and properties that metaphorically express particular cultural values.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, odd years

3 credits

ENV 235 Sustainable Living in Our World

Course Description:This course will examine how psychology and other social sciences can contribute to a sustainable future through the study of attitudes, values, knowledge, and behavior associated with environment problems of the 21st century. Readings and class discussions will apply theoretical perspectives and empirical findings to subjects such as environmental justice, development of environmental identity and ethics, perception of risk, and the benefits of nature experience. Field trips will offer opportunities to explore sustainability at the local level. For their final project students will conduct a detailed study of an environmental problem on campus or in the neighborhood through collection of both archival and field data, and will propose a strategy for change.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Fall

3 credits

ENV 240 Environmental Practices in American Culture and Society

Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena.

Course Description: This course introduces students to research methods in anthropology and the social sciences that can be applied to the study of environmental practices in American culture and society. Over the course of the semester, students will gain practical knowledge and real experience by designing and carrying out their own ethnographic research on environmental practices at Pace University, from sampling and developing interview protocols and survey questionnaires, to collecting, organizing, and describing and analyzing the data. Methods include participant observation, in-depth interviews, and structured surveys. The emphasis is on the integration of quantitative and qualitative data. At the end of the course, students will write up the results of their research; their findings will be disseminated through the Pace Institute for Environmental and Regional Studies (PIERS), and made available to the Pace community to help further the university’s mission: environmental sustainability.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, Odd Years

3 credits

ENV 248 Darwin's Dangerous Idea: The Nature of Science and the Theory of Evolution

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the nature of science and the theory of evolution. Evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology, and unites all the fields of biology under one theoretical umbrella. Notwithstanding the importance of evolutionary biology, no other field of science has been more questioned and misinterpreted. Students will be introduced to the nature of science as an evidence and logic-based process. What is a hypothesis? What is the relationship between fact and theory? Why is the theory of evolution, despite being so controversial, one of the best theories in the history of science? The theory of evolution will provide a frame to learn to identify, analyze and evaluate different forms of deductive and inductive arguments and to detect common mistakes in reasoning. In addition to biological aspects of the theory of evolution, students will be introduced to the historical, social and philosophical implications. The course extends the traditional classroom lecture/discussions structure by requiring an experimental component to engage students in first hand classroom activities, field study, and visits to museums. In the end, students will be able to construct a conceptual map of evolutionary thought and correct many common misconception about the theory of evolution and since in general.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, odd years

3 credits

ENV 260 Climatology

Course Description:It’s taken billions of years to generate the exact, quintessential conditions needed for humans to survive on Earth, and yet in less than a century, humans now threaten to upset the delicate balance that makes existence on this planet possible. Starting with the industrial revolution, the use of fossil fuels have enabled the population to prosper abs grow with the consequence of creating a blanket of heat surrounding the earth that is jeopardizing our climate’s stability. While climate has naturally cycled over the course of earth’s long history, the changes that have begun are because of anthropogenic meddling, and 98% of scientists agree that we must take control of our addiction to fossil fuels or risk the habitability of the planet. The scientific mechanisms of atmospheric and ocean circulation are well understood, and climate scientists are actively trying to predict the outcome of our actions through climate models and computer forecasting. Even with the mountain of evidence stacked up and the inevitability of widespread conflict if we don’t work to solve this crisis, political and public discourse has been problematic with the barrage of disinformation that’s been concocted from the fossil fuel industries who stand to profit from inaction, will we be able to overcome the monumental obstacle we face? Or have we already surpassed the tipping point? By the end of the course, you’ll have an in depth understanding of climate change from both scientific and social perspectives.
Course Rotation:NY, Fall

3 credits

ENV 285 Food Revolutions: The Politics

Course Description:The burgeoning Food Studies movement places human affinities for food within a cultural, ethical, and economic context. Food symbolizes something so much more powerful than what we might think at first glance; its taste gives our lives fulfillment and meaning, and what we eat establishes both positive and negative connections with other people, other animals, and other landscapes. In other words, what we eat defines who we are. Food matters because we matter. This course is an advanced introduction into Food Studies via three disciplinary trajectories; applied ethics (namely animal and environmental ethics), ecological economics, and industrial psychology. These three lenses, combined with a range of controversial documentaries and group presentations, will engage students in analysis of the complex role of food in every facet of our lives. Topics covered include biotechnology and genetic patenting, farmer’s markets and local food movements, organics, hunger and malnutrition, factory farms, molecular gastronomy, restaurant business models, resource distribution, veganism, and international economics.
Course Rotation:Spring;NY

3 credits

ENV 296A Geographic Information Systems: Environment Applications

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I; Service Learning Component. This new core only applies for Westchester students. Fulfills Environmental Studies elective.

3 credits

ENV 296D Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Course Description: This course examines the role of urban planning in managing environmental issues. Students will learn how professional planners inventory existing facilities, review proposed developments, and address population and demographic shifts. Repairs to aging infrastructure and creation of new infrastructure will be discussed. Topics will include: air and noise pollution, modes of transportation, water and wastewater management, stormwater runoff, Brownfields redevelopment, open space preservation and creation, and environmental justice. Various types of permitting at the federal, state, and local levels will be presented. Students will analyze the interplay between real estate developers, attorneys, government agencies, consultants, nonprofit groups, and the public during the environmental planning process.

3 credits

ENV 296F Topic: An Environmental Study of the Greater New York City Region

Course Description: This course covers the history of the greater New York City environment from earliest times to the present. We begin with a consideration of the geologic and pre-Columbian background, followed by more detailed examination of the effects of development during successive phases: the Dutch and British colonial periods, early and late 19th century industrial periods, 20th century urbanization of the region, and looming environmental challenges of the 21st century. There will be two cruises on the South Street Seaport sailing vessel Pioneer, and several field trips on land. Although geologic and other environmental science topics will be covered, the course is designed for a general audience and has no technical prerequisites. On field trip days students should expect to spend a full day in this course.

3 credits

ENV 296M Topic: Sustainable Communities: A Value-based planning Approach to Envisioning Sustaining Futures

Course DescriptionAfter ciritcally considering the environmental movement and comparing it with the sustainability movement the course presents the pros and cons of the rational and value-based planning approaches in building sustainable communities. Emphasizing the priority of principles over methods, the course draws from the UN Earth Summits, the Earth Charter and from practical experiences in the metro New York area.

0 - 3 credits

ENV 296N Topic: Darwin's Dangerous Idea: The Nature of Science and the Theory of Evolution

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the nature of science and the theory of evolution. Evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology, and unites all the fields of biology under one theoretical umbrella. Notwithstanding the importance of evolutionary biology, no other field of science has been more questioned and misinterpreted. Students will be introduced to the nature of science as an evidence and logic-based process. What is a hypothesis? What is the relationship between fact and theory? Why is the theory of evolution, despite being so controversial, the quintessential example of scientific theory?

3 credits

ENV 296O Topic: Environmental Roots and Rights: The Practice and Principles of American Environmentalism

Course Description: Rooted in citizen activism that dates to the earliest days of the republic, fundamental to the development of 20th century democracy, and pervasive in 21st-century politics, business, and social mores, American environmentalism helps define America and its place in the world. The first half of the semester offers a survey of the development of American environmentalism from the blossoming of citizen activism in the founding days of the republic, to the growth of the American conservation movement, to the birth of the contemporary environmental movement and the world’s most aggressive body of environmental law. The second half of the semester is devoted to a case study of a current high-profile environmental issue, culminating with competing teams of students drafting briefs, preparing exhibits, and making oral arguments in a moot court public hearing at Pace Law School presided by Pace Law Professor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The course also includes noted guest lecturers.

3 credits

ENV 296P Animals and Society

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: Much of what we have known about animals is changing. We’re learning that, much like us, they have language, emotions, and intelligence. It’s not just companion animals that we have come to better understand; it’s animals on farms, in laboratories, and in the wild. Yet despite these advances in science, our society seems ambivalent to acknowledge their real value. Why? What’s at stake? "Animals & Society" is an AOK-1 course that stretches our everyday concepts of civic engagement and community to include the world of animals. You will hear interesting guest lectures, watch award-winning films, and experience first-hand what it is like to volunteer in the nonprofit world of animal advocacy. The writing assignments are engaging, and you will be expected to keep a portfolio of your work. Everyone is required to work a minimum of 16 hours at an organization whose central mission involves the welfare of animals. Last year, students worked at an organic farm, a wolf conservation center, and the Westchester SPCA shelter.

3 credits

ENV 296Q Topic: "Act Locally": Environmental Issues and Government

Course Description:, The course will focus on the philosophy of famous scientist and naturalist Rene Dubos, "Think Globally, Act Locally". By becoming education about global environmental isssues, students will develop skills enabling them to respond in a responsible way to issues specific to their daily lives. The course will integrate theories and philosophies from experts stressing the community entity that will afford them the opportunity to provide a substantial community service Students will work on an off campus project(s) that wil likely be situated in a local sanctuary educational institution, or area in need of environmental remediation.

3 credits

ENV 296R Topics in Environmental Studies: Native Voices

Course Description: This course offers students a rare opportunity to learn about American Indian cultures and their people's current efforts to protect what is sacred - the land, the water, the animals and other natural resources. Nearly all the readings (novels and non-fiction) will be by Native authors and scholars, and will challenge you to think outside the box of Western culture. By the end of the course, you will understand the connections that exist between their struggles and our struggles in a historical and colonial context. Students will collaborate in promoting events held on campus during class time that will inform the larger Westchester community, and will work with a local nonprofit organization to outreach to the 2,000 Indegenous peoples who live in Westchester County. For more information, call (914)773-3793. This course may substitute for a literature course with the permission of the Chairperson of the English Department.

3 credits

ENV 296S Topics in Environmental Studies: Natural Disasters: From the Volcano Vesuvius to Hurricane Katrina

Course Description: Bringing together specialists from a variety of disciplines (including Biology, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Law, Nursing, Economics, history, Psychology, Sociology, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion), this course examines the many ways in which people have dealt with various types of natural disasters.

3 credits

ENV 296T Topic: Sustainable Living in Our World

Course Description: This course will examine how psychology and other social sciences can contribute to a sustainable future through the study of attitudes, values, knowledge, and behavior associated with environmental problems of the 21st century. Readings and class discussions will apply theoretical perspectives and empirical findings to subjects such as environmental justice, development of environmental identity and ethics, perception of risk, and the benefits of nature experience. Field trips will offer opportunities to explore sustainability at the local level. For their final project students will conduct a detailed study of an environmental problem on campus or in the neighborhood through collection of both archival and field data, and will propose a strategy for change.

3 credits

ENV 296U Topic: Environmental Aspects of Biotechnology

Course Description: This independent study course offers an in-depth examination of the debate concerning the environmental impact of bioengineered crops in agriculture. These are crops that have been genetically modified, using recently developed methods of molecular genetics. In many cases genes from unrelated organisms have been inserted into the crop genome, producing new genetic combinations, and questions have been raised regarding the ultimate effects of such crops in the environment. In this course the student, in consultation with the professor, will find and read current literature on both sides of the debate, and evaluate the various claims and conclusions in a paper.

3 credits

ENV 296W Mapping Urban Areas: Tools for Environmental Planning

Course Description: The use of geographic information systems (GIS) has been rapidly growing. The expansion of GIS is apparent in the fields of environmental analysis, land use planning, health services, emergency preparedness, facility management. In response to this growth, Pace University has offered GIS courses to introduce students to basic GIS concepts, software functionality, mapping projects and design issues. These courses have encouraged a "hands on" approach to learning the latest professional mapping software. Geographers and mapping specialist use such software to query, analyze, display and output geographic data. GIS technology is powerful because it provides the ability to visualize information and relationships through a map. Class projects and exercises expose students to a variety of GIS data sets including aerial photography, parcel boundaries, building footprints, census block groups, flood zones, well locations, etc. Mapping services are in high demand and continue to grow as they serve organizations and communities worldwide. Successful completion of the GIS course can prepare students for an entry-level GIS internship position in GIS.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring.

3 credits

ENV 296X Research Design: Environmental Values in Our Culture

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge V.

Course Description: This course introduces students to research methods in anthropology and the social sciences that can be and will be applied to the study of environmental values in our culture. Over the course of the semester, students will gain practical knowledge and real experience by designing and carrying out their own ethnographic research on environmental values at Pace University. Emphasis is on the integration of quantitative and qualitative data.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

ENV 296Y Topic: Food Revolution: The Politics and Ecology of What We Eat

Course Description: This course will look at food and culture in the globalized world. Students will grapple with complex issues such as food aid, marketing and advertising strategies, obesity and malnutrition in the land of plenty, world overpopulation, loss of genetic diversity, bee colony collapse, food riots, cash crops, immigrant farm workers in the United States, why farmers are committing suicide in India, landless workers in South America, and the politics of hunger. We'll also examine solutions to these many problems, such as: hydroponics, sustainable farming, revolution and democracy.

3 credits

ENV 297A Topic: Environmental Clinic

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I (Civic Engagement and Public Values). Service learning component.

Course Description: The Environmental Clinic is a program of intensive civic engagement where student clinicians, in a team setting, work as professional environmental policy practitioners under the supervision of faculty from Pace Academy of Applied Environmental Studies, and in consultation with faculty from across Pace schools and colleges. Their primary responsibility is to design and implement policy reforms for real world environmental issues by representing "client," non-profit organizations from the community and region. Students will learn the essential civic-engagement skills necessary to serve their client organizations, such as legal, political and communication skills training, legislative history research, preparation of hearing testimony, oral and written presentations, new release writing, bill drafting, lobbying and its requirements, the role of non-profits and movement, and use of social media and technology-based methods of influencing public opinion.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

ENV 296QY Topic: Act Locally: Environmental Issues and You - Learning Community

Course Description: This course will focus on the philosophy of famous scientist and naturalist Rene Dubos, "Think Globally, Act Locally". By becoming educated about global environmental issues, students will develop skills enabling them to respond in a responsible way to issues specific to their daily lives. The initial phase of the course will focus on identifying and analyzing environmental issues from the perspective of an average environmentally illiterate citizen. Correlations will be made between humans and their perceptions of the role they play with regard to our natural environment. The second phase of the course will integrate theories and philosophies from experts stressing the importance of individual action. Students will become involved in team projects organized with a community entity that will afford them with the opportunity to provide a substantial community service. Students will be involved in off campus projects that will likely be situated in a local sanctuary, park, educational institution, or area in need of environmental remediation.

3 credits

ENV 310 Environmental Policy and Sustainable Governance

Course Description: This "blended" course provides students with a broad introduction to multi-level (from personal to local to state/national/global) environmental policymaking and governance. Exploring environmental and sustainability issues to all these levels, students will learn about the controversies and enactment of US environmental laws and standards as well as new ideas about how individuals, cities, neighborhoods, nation states and global environmental movement play a role in creating a more sustainable world. The course will involve weekly online modules – representing one class period – as well as one on ground class meeting per week.

Course Rotation: NY, PLV: Spring

3 credits

ENV 380 Junior Year Research Seminar

Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: The Junior Year Internship in environmental studies stresses research methods, writing skills, and experimental design and provides a forum for the presentation of student research and supervised internship experience.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ENV 390 Internship In Environmental Studies

Course Description: Students will work two days in an environmental policy organization or in a positon related to environmental policy in an organization. The students will meet weekly with a faculty member to discuss the assigned reading, the internship and to supervise the research and writing of the policy memos. The work supervisor will submit a written review of the student’s performance and produce three policy memos related to the students work experiences in the organization and covering three environmental issues. Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENV 100 Minimum Grade of C and ( ENV 222 Minimum Grade of C or SCI 226 Minimum Grade of C)

ENV 396A Internship In Environmental Studies

Course Description: Students will work two days in an environmental policy organization or in a positon related to environmental policy in an organization. The students will meet weekly with a faculty member to discuss the assigned reading, the internship and to supervise the research and writing of the policy memos. The work supervisor will submit a written review of the student’s performance and produce three policy memos related to the students work experiences in the organization and covering three environmental issues. Course Rotation: Fall and Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENV 100 Minimum Grade of C and ENV 211 Minimum Grade of C and ( ENV 221 Minimum Grade of C or ENV 222 Minimum Grade of C or SCI 226 Minimum Grade of C)

ENV 498 Mentoring Seminar

Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: Students will select a faculty mentor and join an interdisciplinary research project.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ENV 499 Senior Year Experience in Environmental Issues

Prerequisite: Permission of department chair or coordinator.

Course Description: The preparation of a thesis is the cumulating project of the environmental studies program. Students will be encouraged to investigate topics of current importance, especially regional environmental problems, and produce a major research paper.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits