Course Catalog

TOPICS IN SCIENCE (SC1091)

Topics vary. Provides the opportunity to learn new and different scientific topics from visiting faculty. Must take lab.

CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES (SC2010)

This course will focus on specific cases of anthropogenic environmental emergencies such as: the ozone hole, global warming or fresh water resource depletion. Students will investigate specific cases discussed in recent peer-reviewed scientific articles. Emphasis will be placed on the physical processes involved and possible solutions.

INTERNSHIP (SC3098)

PORTFOLIO (SC4075)

The course is taught as a directed study by the chair of the CSMES department or by a faculty member appointed by the chair. The course requires students approaching completion of their Environmental Studies Major course sequence to assemble all their undergraduate academic achievements into a coherent body of work, linked by overarching themes and goals, leading to a proposal for a senior project

INTRO TO SOCIAL SCIENCES (SO1000)

Cultivates an understanding of the scientific spirit applied to social structures and relations. Enables students to confront the dynamics of social change in the global environment. Considers the boundaries of civic society and private life, the concept of social justice, race and ethnicity, social stratification and class structure, division of labor and economic organization, political liberty and the state.

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (SO1005)

Sociology is the study of society and the impact of society on human behaviour. Introduction to Sociology will cover social reality, and its cultural variations from society to society, amongst groups, and amongst individuals in interaction. Sociology aims to understand and explain the external forces that shape these interactions. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts, issues, and methodologies of the discipline. In this course we will study the major issues that guide sociological analysis, such as social community formation, groups and organizations, process and spaces of socialization, class and social stratification, social mobility, race and ethnicity, social interaction and identity negotiations.

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