“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – John Muir
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead
ESRM 100 explores a broad spectrum of environmental science topics including biological diversity, environmental ethics, ecology, sustainability, population, energy, water and air environments, climate change, environmental policy, land and natural resource management, endangered species protection, and the urban environment. Students will be evaluated on their ability to think critically about current topics in environmental science and natural resource management using nonbiased information sources and published data. The relationships between environmental science and the social sciences, particularly economics and political science, will be stressed, and students will be encouraged to consider these connections in their writing and research.