Environmental Studies (ENVS)

ENVS Class Schedule

Courses

ENVS 101   Introduction to Energy Sources   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as NPRE 101. See NPRE 101.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Nat Sci & Tech - Phys Sciences
Quantitative Reasoning II

ENVS 210   Environmental Economics   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ACE 210, ECON 210, NRES 210, and UP 210. See ACE 210.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

ENVS 220   Communicating Agriculture   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AGCM 220 and NRES 220. See AGCM 220.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Advanced Composition

ENVS 299   Ind Studies of Env. Topics   credit: 0 to 4 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENVS 301   Tools for Sustainability   credit: 3 Hours.

Develops systems-thinking skills needed to make connections between different disciplines to better understand problems and trade-offs related to sustainability. Students will gain competence in conducting cost-benefit and life-cycle analyses and learn about sustainability metrics while improving their ability to communicate about the integrated dimensions of sustainability within an interdisciplinary setting. Prerequisite: For students enrolled in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program.

ENVS 491   Sustainability Experience   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Students will work with faculty, staff, and/or the Student Sustainability Committee to advance campus sustainability goals and the Illinois Climate Action Plan. This course is designed to enable students to apply their disciplinary knowledge to tackle inherently interdisciplinary problems, while also developing and enhancing their critical analysis, leadership, organizational, and project management/evaluation skills and preparing them for addressing sustainability issues in their careers. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENVS 492   Sustainability, Energy and Environment Capstone   credit: 4 Hours.

Problem-focused learning and a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective to address critical sustainability-related challenges facing society. Students will gain critical thinking skills to examine the sustainability of various decisions, analyze the trade-offs between the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability of alternative solutions, learn techniques to operationalize the concept of sustainability and develop practical skills in sustainability assessment. Team projects will develop team building skills, communication skills and project management skills. 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: ENVS 301. For students enrolled in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Fellows Program.