Warren G. Gold
B CUSP 133
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.
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)
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.