ES 233f    Environmental Policy.  P. NYHUS. 

A comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction to the process and challenges of developing, implementing, and evaluating environmental policy. The roles of costs and benefits, uncertainty and risks, science and technology, and attitudes and ethics are explored. Historic and contemporary case studies are used to examine major institutions and actors, laws and regulations, incentives and enforcement approaches, and their role in addressing our nation's most pressing environmental problems. Prerequisite: _Environmental Studies 118. _Four credit hours.    


ES 266s The Environment and Human Health.  N. CARLSON.

An examination of how human health is affected by our physical, chemical, biological, and social environments; how we measure the effects of these determinants at the level of the cell, tissue, individual, and population; and how we assess these determinants in order to make regulatory decisions. Topics include the basic concepts of toxicology, epidemiology, and risk assessment, as well as the specific human health effects of various forms of pollution, radiation, synthetic chemicals, global climate change, and biodiversity loss. Students will conduct a community-wide audit of potential environmental health threats. Formerly offered as Environmental Studies 298. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 118 or Biology 131 or 164. Four credit hours.


ES 319s Conservation Biology. F.R. COLE

Concepts of conservation biology are examined in detail. Topics include patterns of diversity and rarity, sensitive habitats, extinction, captive propagation, preserve design, and reclamation of degraded or destroyed ecosystems. Interdisciplinary solutions to the challenges of protecting, maintaining, and restoring biological diversity are discussed. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: Biology 271 or Environmental Studies 118. Four credit hours.


AY 211s Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of North America.  J. ANDERSON

An ethnographic survey of the socio-cultural systems developed by indigenous Americans north of Mexico. Examines relationships between ecological factors, subsistence practices, social organizations, and belief systems, along with contemporary issues of change, contact, and cultural survival. Prerequisite: Anthropology 112. Four credit hours.

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