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Warren G. Gold
B CUSP 133
Bothell Campus

Freshman Interest Group

Provides a range of educational experiences that are able to move both within and beyond the traditional classroom. Experiences include options such as participation in undergraduate research, community engagement, and on-campus groups organized around themes of common interest.

Class description

Campus Ecology We will investigate aspects of the ecological state of our campus, from developing an understanding of the natural areas on campus to the environmental effects of our human footprint and how the natural and human-dominated areas of campus interact. Human impacts may include examinations of how our facilities are managed in terms of topics such as waste and recycling, energy use, stormwater treatment, food services, product purchasing, landscape management, transportation, and other topics.

Student learning goals

To foster skills of critical analysis and investigation

To develop a scientific understanding of the natural areas on campus

To deepen students' understanding of human impacts on the natural world

To learn about facilities management of our campus in relation to environmental goals

General method of instruction

Discussion, field trips, lecture/presentation, readings, individual investigation (online, print, and personal interviews)

Recommended preparation

Discovery Core I and II, and interest in the topic

Class assignments and grading

Details to be developed, but likely there will be significant writing, participation in in-class discussions, and in-class presentations.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Warren G. Gold
Date: 01/25/2007