EEB 3205E: Current Issues in Environmental Science

[UConn Storrs]

This class will take an interdisciplinary look at current issues in the field of environmental science. Organized into three sections, we will spend the semester developing an understanding of what environmental science is and the history of the field, learning about the ecological and evolutionary processes that are important to understand how environmental issues arise and their possible solutions, and thinking about ways forward to solve our growing environmental crisis. Class times will be spent discussing primary readings from varied perspectives, learning about the science of the organisms and resources that make up environments, and debating current hot-topic issues and methods for restoring our environment. This course is appropriate for students at all levels, with or without biology backgrounds.