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Shelley A Kunasek
BIS 386
Bothell Campus

Global Environmental Issues

Addresses the connections between local activities and the global environment; the scientific approach to these problems (both quantitatively and qualitatively); and policy implications.

Class description

AUTUMN 2007 1) The range of global environmental problems facing humankind; (2) the connections between local activities and the global environment; (3) how scientists approach these issues; (4) how to access and interpret environmental data; and (5) how each of us can make the world a little bit better through “service learning”.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

I will use a combination of lectures, in class projects, problem sets, service learning projects, oral presentations, papers and exams.

Recommended preparation

High school math is assumed and used extensively in this course. This includes: percents, graphing, scientific notation, logarithms and algebra.

Class assignments and grading

Problem sets, service learning projects, oral presentations, papers and exams

Typically, half of the grade is based on in-class exams and the other half is based on problem sets, papers, oral presentations, etc.


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 Pamela A. De Priest
Date: 08/15/2007