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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

Credits

3 credits