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The Introductory Course to the Environmental Studies Minor: GEO203 People-Environments Geography with Salvatore Engel-Dimauro - Ecosystem and social processes involved in people-environment relations in different places and times, emphasizing social justice. Natural and social science approaches to understand the causes and consequences of human-induced environmental degradation so as to formulate solutions. CRN 1203 

BIO120 Global Change Biology with Eric Keeling -An investigation of global environmental change from a biological and ecological perspective with a primary focus on human ecology, the global carbon cycle, climate change, and environmental sustainability. CRN 394

BIO112 Biology Today - Designed to introduce students to selected aspects of biology science. By augmenting their understanding of biological concepts, students develop a deeper appreciation of the natural biological phenomena they are in contact with on a daily basis. In addition, students gain the working background necessary to understand contemporary biological issues such as environmental quality (population, pollution, global climate change). CRN 387

BIO493-03 Conservation Biology with Eric Keeling - A study of the science of biodiversity and conservation biology, and related laws, policies, and management practices that apply to the protected species, habitats, ecosystems, and landscapes. Laboratory sessions will emphasize quantitative analysis skills and field trips to local conservation areas. CRN 359

BUS324 Introduction to Managing Sustainability with Michael Sheridan - Focuses on the environmental, social, and economic impacts of firms’ activities. Readings, case analysis, and classroom activities are used to show how businesses develop and implement strategies to simultaneously promote sustainability and improve the competitive position of the firm. CRN 487

BUS424-01 Social Entrepreneurship with Eduardo Millet - Covers major opportunities and challenges facing social entrepreneurs and their ventures, including how to imagine and evaluate desired social change. CRN 525

CHE100-01 Environmental Chemistry with Gissel Mentore - Principles of chemistry behind the effects of such environmental problems as acid rain, ozone layer depletion, atmospheric and aquatic pollution, global warming. Evaluation of experimental data leading scientists to current conclusions regarding these environmental issues. CRN 546 

EGG250-01 Energy and the Environment with Ghader Eftekhari - Energy fundamentals, fossil based (coal, oil and gas), nuclear and renewable energy sources (such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, tidal and ocean thermal). Heat engines, use of energy in transportation, energy conservation and effect of energy consumption in the environment (locally and globally) are studied. CRN 1020 

ECO393-01 Crisis Economics with Mona Ali - The present marks a confluence of crises: the pandemic, climate change, and economic inequality. From a perspective rooted in cross-border interdependence we examine how these crises are reshaping the global economic order focusing on the U.S. and China. CRN 844

GEO333-01 Advanced People-Environments Geography with Salvatore Engel Dimauro - Advanced level study of ecosystem and social processes involved in people-environment relations, emphasizing social justice. Theories and methods to understand causes and consequences of human-induced environmental degradation so as to formulate solutions. Field trip (s) may be required. Completion of introductory course and/or other coursework in ecology, earth science, or environmental science highly recommended. CRN 1200

HIS393 Environmental History of New York with Matthew Delamater CRN1250

HON393-01 Ethical Fashion: Understanding Consumerism, Globalization, Justice & Sustainability through Textiles with Andrea Varga - Utilizing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a framework, students will explore textile, dress and adornment history relating practices from prehistory through the present day to our relationship with textiles, consumer behaviors and sustainability. This course will allow students to understand personal choices and behavior (from understanding fibers to personal economics, and social communication, regulations and industry standards) and connect them to the globalized fashion industry. Students will explore the implications of consumer choices on the environment, people, and other living creatures by utilizing research tools and data available through organizations like Fashion Revolution and Good on You. Students will have the opportunity to empower themselves as consumers to have a voice and be a change agent by making informed choices and communicating sustainability norms to the companies that they engage with. CRN 1280 

POL311 American Environmental Politics with Daniel Lipson - Study of current environmental problems and efforts to develop policies to address them through American policy-making process and examination of roles that political actors play in that process. CRN 1581 

POL370 United Nations Semester with Ilgu Ozler - An intensive examination of the United Nations [including the Sustainable Development Goals] that involves regular lectures on campus and weekly briefings at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. A total of ten trips to the United Nations are scheduled during the course of the semester.  Lecture day (Tuesdays) will be seated in person. Trips to the UN will not be able to occur, so virtual briefings will be arranged in a four hour block on Fridays (UN has requested between 10-2 as best time to arrange virtual briefings) CRN 1586

SOC493-02 Relational Culture in the Era of Individualism with Lori Wynters and Joel Oppenheimer - This course examines the historical, political, cultural, social and ecological constructs of a "self-reliant individualism" that tells the story of separation in the United States. CRN 1955 

SOC450 Sociology of Food and Agriculture with Brian Obach - Examination of the social, economic, and political dimensions of the food and agriculture system in the US and globally. How this system has changed over time, the role of technology, ecological implications, and the possibility for alternatives. CRN 1991