Intro Environ Studies

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Environmental Studies

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Amherst College

Life has existed on Earth for nearly four billion years, shaped by massive extinction events. In the short span of the last 10,000 years, humans have become important agents in shaping global environmental change. The question this course considers is straightforward: Have humans been modifying the environment in ways that will, in the not distant future, cause another worldwide extinction event? There are no simple, much less uncontested, answers to this question. We will have to consider the ways we have altered habitats and ecosystem processes. We will also consider the economic consequences of disturbed ecosystems and assess contemporary policy responses and solutions. One lecture and one discussion section per week.

Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professors Dizard and R. Levin.

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You must take one section for each of the following coreqs : ENST-120F

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Intro Environ Studies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Jan Dizard, Rachel Levin;

T 02:30PM-03:50PM

BEBU 107