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Environmental Issues: Underlying Causes and the Role of Humans

HNRS 1035 Sec. 090 - Spring 2023

Professor Dominique Homberger Department of Biological Sciences

Tu Th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
218 French House

This course will guide participants from an understanding of the evolutionary and cultural history of the human species and its effects on the ecology of Earth to a deeper understanding of the ecological effects and ethical dimensions of human actions.

The course will discuss (1) physical and ecological characteristics of this earth; (2) anatomical, physiological and behavioral characteristics of the human species; (3) the geographical expansion and cultural and technological adaptations of the human species; (4) ecological effects of the human species; and (5) ethical considerations of modern human society, including the role of personal and collective responsibility and choice in our current complex, challenging, and changing world.

Fulfills General Education:

Natural Sciences