CRN

90163

Course No.

ENSC 110

Title

Physical Geography

Professor

Carolyn Miller

Schedule

Mon Fr 1:30 pm -4:30 pm HEG 308

Distribution

E/G Q Course

Physical geography, the study of the properties and processes which occur at Earth's surface and their interactions over large areas, is basic to all environmental sciences. This class will introduce students to the major features of our environment, such as weather, land forms, and vegetation, and the physical processes which control them. This interdisciplinary area of study will integrate principles from areas such as meteorology, ecology, oceanography, and geology, with the goal of understanding how they interact to shape our natural environment. The class will consist of lectures, labs, and fieldwork.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for Q courses.

CRN

90164

Course No.

ENSC 305

Title

Population & Community Ecology

Professor

William Maple

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 am -9:50 am HEG 201

LAB: Tu 1:30 pm -5:00 pm .

Distribution

E/G

An introduction to the principles that govern the interactions of plants and animals with their physical and biotic environment. The course will stress modern concepts of community structure and development as well as the evolution and adaptation of individuals to their environment. We will have lectures, labs, and field trips. Prerequisites: Biology 101-102, Chemistry 101-102, and permission of the instructor.

CRN

90166

Course No.

ENSC 309

Title

Seminars in Environmental Science

Professor

Carolyn Miller

Schedule

Fr 10:00 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 201

Distribution

E

2 credits, We derive our scientific understanding of the environment and human interactions with it from the collective results of diverse scientific studies. This course will expose students to the complexity and excitement of doing environmental research and help them develop a sense of the breadth of this body of work. Students will attend weekly research seminars at local academic and research institutes; read a scientific paper about the seminar topic; and write a very brief paper on each seminar. The course is open to all students who have had some course work in environmental science or ecology, but preference will be given to juniors who are interested in developing senior projects in these areas. Transportation will be provided and will limit the class size.