ENGL 210 Science Literature & Environment*

This course surveys regional environmental issues; introduces students to the concepts of environmental science; investigates the human relationship to nature through environmental literature; and explores how both scientific and imaginative thinking can clarify what is at stake in regional environmental issues. In Addition to class time, four required field trips are day trips around southern Idaho and northern Utah. The final field study is a 3 day trip to study the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and the reintroduction of the wolf and grizzly.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

ENGL 101 plus BIOL 100, BIOL 102, or BIOL 201; or Instructor Permission

Notes

In addition to class time, four field trips are required: 3 are day trips around southern Idaho and northern Utah, the final field study is a 3 day trip to the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

ENGL 210Science Literature & Environment*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Prerequisite Narrative

ENGL 101 plus BIOL 100, BIOL 102, or BIOL 201; or Instructor Permission

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

In addition to class time, four field trips are required: 3 are day trips around southern Idaho and northern Utah, the final field study is a 3 day trip to the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course surveys regional environmental issues; introduces students to the concepts of environmental science; investigates the human relationship to nature through environmental literature; and explores how both scientific and imaginative thinking can clarify what is at stake in regional environmental issues. In Addition to class time, four required field trips are day trips around southern Idaho and northern Utah. The final field study is a 3 day trip to study the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and the reintroduction of the wolf and grizzly.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Become familiar with basic ecological concepts. Become familiar with American environmental literature and its close relationship with the sciences. Become familiar with natural history of the area around southern Idaho. Develop an environmental ethic based upon clear, consistent principles of science and aesthetics. Develop a sense of place in the local and regional environment. Strengthen communication skills: reading, writing, and group discussion

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies