Environmental Studies (ENVI)

ENVI S120 *Cultures and Environments

3 credits (2+2)
GER. The course focuses on approaches to studying the environment in the humanities and social sciences and provides an introduction to the study of the ways cultures relate to, influence, and are influenced by, their environments.
Prerequisite: WRTG S090 or higher or concurrent enrollment, or placement into WRTG S110, or instructor permission.

ENVI S210 Temperate Rainforest Ecosystems

3 credits (3+0)
A survey of the geography, ecology, and unique properties, dynamics, history, and species local to SE Alaska. The course will also survey temperate rainforests around the world, comparing and contrasting them to our local forests. It will conclude with discussions about the future of management and conservation in SE Alaskan forests.
Prerequisite: ENVS S102 or GEOG S102 or instructor permission.

ENVI S313 Sustainable Resource Management

3 credits (3+0)
Focuses on the basic building blocks of natural resources, the history of their management (or mismanagement), current practices, major regulatory issues surrounding their exploitation, and examples of responsible resource management.
Prerequisite: ENVS S102 or GEOG S102 or instructor permission.

ENVI S350 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Change

3 credits (3+0)
Exploration of current and evolving literature on climate change, and the social and cultural consequences of climate change. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary issues and communicating across disciplines. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Prerequisite: Upper division standing and WRTG S211 or WRTG S212, and at least one GER in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

ENVI S360 Alaska: A Contested Geography

3 credits (3+0)
Examines Alaska from the lens of place-identity. Includes perspectives from industry, environment, government, and Indigeneity through the disciplinary focus of environmental humanism and cultural geography. By asking questions about Alaska from the perspective of place, the course will help ground students in Alaska's history and culture, and review how the region is and continues to be defined.
Prerequisite: Upper division standing.