Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Three new enviro courses for spring

IMG_0193-001Three new online environmental courses will be offered this spring.

Environmental Assessment (ENVR_SCI 444) examines the National Environmental Policy Act, preparation of environmental impact statements, and federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. (Four credits)

The Science and Policy of Climate Change (ENVR_SCI 285) explores the science of climate change, policy options—such as cap and trade and carbon taxation—and alternative energy technologies and adaptation. (Three credits)

Topics in Natural Resource Sciences (NATRS 419) is a one-credit seminar on “Planning for Resilient, Sustainable Cities.” The seminar explores urban ecology and sustainable urban development. This course requires weekly readings, a two-hour face-to-face meeting in Tacoma, Wash., on March 8, and a subsequent term paper. Regular registration deadlines apply.

All the courses are taught by Dr. Kara Whitman, who did her doctoral work on sustainability assessment in watershed regions. “Sustainability in communities is a specific interest of mine,” she said. “Addressing climate change through mitigation and adaptation are a part of building sustainable and resilient communities.”

If you’re interested in a course, it’s always a good idea to discuss with your Global Campus academic consultant how it would fulfill your academic goals.

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