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TEST 200 Fundamentals of Environmental Sustainability (5) SSc
Investigates knowledge from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, to prepare students for advanced coursework in environmental studies. Applies insights to actual environmental problems and situations at scales from local to global. Serves as the required core course for the Environmental Sustainability major. Each environmental problem is examined through the lens of ethics, institutions, economics, power, and science.
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TEST 295 Valuing Ecosystems Services and Natural Capital (5) NSc
Introduces students to the services provided to humans by ecological systems. Explores the ecological, economic, social, ethical, and political dimensions of enhancing, sustaining, and also losing ecosystem services.
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TEST 332 A Natural History of Garbage (5) SSc/NSc
Examines past and present practices of disposing of civilization's detritus. Uses methods of historical inquiry and environmental studies to get at the roots of one of the fundamental issues confronting the industrialized world: the disposal of waste. Research-based and includes field work.
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TEST 337 Natural Resources Policy: America's Public Forests and Parks (5) SSc
Explores fundamental and applied concepts in United States public forest and lands policy. Emphasizes political, legal, and administrative issues of federal and state lands, especially forests.
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TEST 343 Water Quality Regulation (5) SSc
Reviews the substantive elements of water quality regulation, by reading and discussing a number of federal and Washington state statutes and regulations and cases. Requires substantial amount of reading.
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TEST 345 Investing in the Environment (5) SSc
Reviews comprehensively the substantive elements of current and developing global environmental markets in carbon, water quantity and quality, biodiversity, clean energy, and fisheries. Discusses current issues in environmental markets.
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TEST 495 Environmental Studies Experience (3) NSc
Introduces students to project design and outreach that incorporates a combination of service learning and research. May include field work or community engagement or outreach on a variety of topics, depending on instructor.
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