This strand will provide a year-long and cohesive sequence that develops the foundations of an epistemologically and methodologically diverse understanding of human-environment interactions. Starting with ENVS 201, and following with both ENVS 204 and ENVS 203, this strand will develop the students’ understanding of the Earth’s natural processes. ENVS 201 will introduce students to both the range of challenges we face in achieving a sustainable human-environment and the nature of the interdisciplinary inquiry and action required for effective environmental problem solving. ENVS 204 focuses on the spatial analysis of culture, politics, economy, and related human-environment interactions. ENVS 203 will develop students’ understanding of the Earth’s natural processes, particularly as they relate to human experience of the environment. Taken together, this sequence of courses will offer an excellent introduction to the study of human-environment interactions and should prove to be an attractive way for students to complete some of the general university requirements (GUR). Students interested in registering for this strand should contact: Kathryn.Patrick@wwu.edu
This GUR strand is by invitation only from the Biology Department.