Environmental Studies



EV-100. Introduction to Environmental Studies. 3 Credits.

An introduction to issues such as global climate change, use of natural resources, population issues, impact of political and economic decisions; decision-making considerations; evaluating arguments. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

EV-102. Introduction to Climate Change. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the scientific aspects of climate change and the impact of political and economic decisions; decision-making considerations and the evaluation of arguments on different sides of the issue; an underlying issue is sustainability.

EV-122. Nutrition in Health and Disease. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic concepts and controversies of nutrition as related to health and disease. An analysis of nutrients, food choices, and human health. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

EV-125. Environmental Chemistry I. 4 Credits.

Laboratory/lecture course introducing the chemical principles underlying environmental issues. The class meetings and one four-hour laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: MA-106 OR MA-133.

EV-126. Environmental Chemistry II. 4 Credits.

Laboratory/lecture course introducing the chemical principles underlying environmental issues. The class meetings and one four-hour laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: EV-125.

EV-155. Politics of Climate Disruption. 3 Credits.

This course will explore how environmental issues - such as climate change, resource extraction and energy use - are shaped by politics and political systems at the international, domestic and local levels. We will also examine the ways in which environmental issues have shaped politics - with concepts such as sustainable development and environmental justice - since the emergence of the environmental movement.

EV-200. Economics of Environmental Decisions. 3 Credits.

Evaluate the economics impact and feasibility of environmental decisions on individuals, governments and industry. Prerequisites: EC-100 EV-100.

EV-221. Surveillance in the Cybercity. 3 Credits.

Smartphones, debit cards, social networking sites, transportation systems, and public spaces increasingly produce troves of data about everyday life. This data is used by governments, corporations, educational institutions, activist organizations, and everyday people. This course critically analyzes forms of urban surveillance so as to reconsider personal and collective rights to privacy, property, and security within the contemporary cybercity. Prerequisites: SO-121 OR UR-151.

EV-232. China: Environmental Change and Possibilities. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural variable that impact the Chinese environmental deterioration and these consequences for the world at large. Alternative models of environmental conservation are included. Prerequisites: SO-121 OR UR-151; Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

EV-253. Environmental Art and Issues. 3 Credits.

The course is designed to look at environmental issues through the interpretations of an artistic venue. We will explore how interdisciplinary environmental discussions within academic and activist communities can inform the artist and their work as well as society at large. The structure of the class will include research in topics such as eco-ethics, animal rights, environmental justice, ?green? consumerism, and eco-activism. The work created in the class, be it visual or written, will be presented to the college in a gallery space, website and/or through a public dialogue on campus for Saint Peter?s College students and the community at large. The course is geared toward a range of disciplines within and outside the arts inviting a wide range of students to take this course. Prerequisites: ONE SEQUENCE: PL-130 PL-140 OR 2 COURSES FROM TH: Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

EV-271. Concepts of Public Health. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Public Health Issues - public health laws, policy cycle, demographics, and epidemiological concepts and applications.

EV-304. Ecological Ethics and Religious Environment. 3 Credits.

Students will have the opportunity to study ecological ethics and environmentalism through an analysis of issues such as environmental justice, species preservation and ecological economics. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values.

EV-310. Ecology. 4 Credits.

The usual definition of ecology - the relationship between organisms and their environment - is expanded to include the biological as well as the physical conditions under which an organism, population, or species lives to show that relationships involve the interactions between the biotic world and the physical world as well as between members of the same species and between different species. Additional course fee of $100. Prerequisites: BI-183, BI-185, BI-184, BI-186, C OR BETTER IN BI-240; Course Type(s): Writing Intensive.

EV-312. Biology of Global Change. 3 Credits.

This course will investigate natural and anthropogenic global change and its impact on marine, fresh water, terrestrial and human dominated ecosystems. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

EV-313. Human Evolution Ecology and Adaptation. 3 Credits.

This interdisciplinary course focuses on evolutionary adaptations of the human species to nature and ways it has adapted nature to serve its needs. These adaptations and their consequences for changes in human ways of life are central to this course. Prerequisites: BI-184 OR SO-121.

EV-327. Environmental Politics and Policies. 3 Credits.

This course explores the shifting political forces that determine environmental policies. Included is an examination of pressures, interest groups, and the media. Prerequisites: EV-100.

EV-486. Seminar: Genocide. 3 Credits.

After a thorough conceptualization of genocide, the course will examine case studies of modern genocide, ranging from the 20th and 21st centuries.

EV-489. Globalization and Fieldwork Seminar. 3 Credits.

Short term study/travel course in which students conduct first hand investigations on the effects of globalization in relevant settings. Specific area and topics determined at the beginning of the Academic Year. Locations change every term. Additional travel course fee of $50. Course Type(s): International (Travel),Pluralism.

EV-492. Environmental Studies Internship. 3 Credits.

Planned and supervised off-campus working experiences with an environment profit or non-profit organization integrated with an independent academic study under the tutelage of the Director of Environmental Studies. Prerequisites are three EV classes. Course Type(s): Senior Seminar.