ENVS 001. Introduction to Environmental Studies
Built around four case studies, this course provides a broad introduction to the inherently interdisciplinary work of environmental studies by providing historical background and examining options for action using tools from a variety of perspectives, chiefly from the sciences and social sciences. Course themes include tragedy of the commons issues, and rights and environmental justice; sustainable development, including increasing urbanization of humanity, population growth, and Kuznets curve; global climate change science and debate; feedback loops and tipping points; and community adaptation and resilience.
Eligible for ESCH
Spring 2024. Staff.
Spring 2025. Padilioni.
Catalog chapter: Environmental Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/environmental-studies
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