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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVS-396
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

ENVS-396
001
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Environmental Methods

This is a hands-on, field-based course, with half of the class periods spent outside using environmental science methods to learn about the local environment. Students get their hands dirty and their feet wet as they analyze data from American University's weather station, collect and identify aquatic insects, core trees, dig soil pits, and measure the quantity and quality of stream and groundwater.

ENVS-396
002
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Ecological Applications

A key requirement in addressing many of today's environmental issues is a sound understanding of ecological principles. Thus, the goals of this course are to: provide a survey of these principles, including species interactions, population genetics and demographics, community structure and organization, ecosystem function, and apply these principles to real-world problems.