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Environmental Studies

ENVRN 7, Introduction to Environmental Studies   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This introductory course will use an interdisciplinary approach to provide students with a broad perspective on environmental problems and solutions. Students will be introduced to the strategies used by scientists, economists, political analysts, and other writers and researchers to investigate and analyze environmental and urban issues, human/nature relationships, natural and built environments, and environmental citizenship.

Environmental Studies 7 is the same course as Geography 7. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

4035   6:30p-9:40p TTh   HSS 106   Ritz T M

Above section 4035 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

ENVRN 14, Environmental History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Area 4F (Social and Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course surveys environmental history of the United States from earliest human migration to the present, focusing on the complex and consequential ways people have perceived, relied on, interacted with, and been impacted by the natural world. Topics include diverse patterns of interaction with land, water, plants, animals, and energy sources, as well as the economic, political, social, cultural, technological and global aspects of these patterns.

Environmental Studies 14 is the same course as History 14. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

1341   2:45p-4:50p MTWTh   HSS 106   Steiger E J

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