EVRN 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies
This course provides the scientific knowledge necessary to understand the changing relationships between humans and the natural environment, with an emphasis on the assessment of current environmental problems and critical evaluation of potential solutions. Major topics include fundamental scientific concepts and principles, interactions among the biological and physical components of the environment, implications of a growing human population, water resources, the atmosphere, climate, and energy sources. (Same as GEOG 148.)
Why study environmental studies? The Environmental Studies Program at the University of Kansas, established in 1971, is one of the oldest environmental studies programs in the country. The KU Environmental Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisciplinary education and stimulates exchange concerning the environment from natural science, social science, and humanities perspectives. Learning Pathways , thematic areas of study that match student interest to the environmental expertise of our faculty, are a key aspect of our unique program.
Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in Environmental Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .
...555 Climate Science 3 EVRN 332 Environmental Law (prerequisite: EVRN 148 ) 3 Life GEOL 304...
...and Lakes CHEM 530 Physical Chemistry I EVRN 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies 3...