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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.

NEW   4488   6:45p-9:55p W   HSS 252   Leddy G
Above section 4488 meets for 17 weeks, Feb 22 to Jun 07.

ENVRN 20, Environmental Ethics    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities)   •   Prerequisite: None.   •   Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course introduces the field of environmental ethics with an emphasis on global environmental problems and global citizenship. The conceptual foundations of environmental attitudes and values are examined through an historical survey of philosophies of nature and human/nature relations. Ethical theories are presented and used to analyze contemporary environmental problems, e.g. mistreatment of animals, pollution, climate change, species extinction, natural resource depletion, environmental racism etc. The ethical assumptions underlying various national and international responses to environmental problems will be analyzed and evaluated.

Envrn 20 is the same course as Philos 20. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

2147   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 155   Huffaker P

ENVRN 32, Global Environmental History    3 units

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

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course surveys global environmental history from early human evolution 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 the diverse patterns of interaction with land, water, plants, animals, and energy sources, as well as their economic, political, social, cultural, and technological aspects in the local, regional, and global context.

Environmental Studies 32 is the same course as History 32. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2148   8:00a-9:20a TTh   HSS 103   Fouser D C

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