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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ENVI 140-01  The Earth's Climate System
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 270 Louisa Bradtmiller
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 140-L1  The Earth's Climate System Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 187 Louisa Bradtmiller
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 160-01  Dynamic Earth/Global Change
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 100 Alan Chapman
*Cross-listed with GEOL 160-01*

ENVI 160-02  Dynamic Earth/Global Change
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 187 Karl Wirth
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with GEOL 160-02* This course provides a framework for understanding natural processes and global change on a dynamic planet. We will examine the origins of mountains, the eruption of volcanoes, and the drifting of continents in the context of the unifying theory of plate tectonics. We will also learn about surface processes, including landscape evolution, river systems, groundwater, desert environments, and coastal processes, all of which have profound effects on the human condition. In this course, you will use a variety of approaches to learn, including: lecture, readings, laboratory activities, group projects, and field trips. In particular, the course will emphasize problem-based learning in which students work in groups to address important societal questions.

ENVI 160-L1  Dynamic Earth/Global Chng Lab
M 07:00 pm-09:10 pm OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Cross-listed with GEOL 160-L1*

ENVI 160-L2  Dynamic Earth/Global Chng Lab
T 09:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*Cross-listed with GEOL 160-L2*

ENVI 160-L3  Dynamic Earth/Global Chng Lab
R 09:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 187 Jeffrey Thole
*First Year Lab only, cross-listed with GEOL 160-L3*

ENVI 215-01  Environmental Politics/Policy
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 241 Roopali Phadke
*Cross-listed with POLI 215-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 221-01  Environmental Ethics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 111 Diane Michelfelder
*Cross-listed with PHIL 221-01*

ENVI 231-01  Environmental Economics and Policy
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 305 Sarah West
*Cross-listed with ECON 231-01*

ENVI 234-01  American Environmental History
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 205 Chris Wells
*Cross-listed with HIST 234-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 270-01  Psychology of Sustainable Behavior
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 270 Christina Manning
*Cross-listed with PSYC 270-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-01  Ecology
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 250 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-L1  Ecology Lab
T 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-L2  Ecology Lab
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Mark Davis
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 1st with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 294-01  Outdoor Environmental Education in Theory/Practice
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 370 Dosch, Kurth-Schai
*Permission of instructor required; cross-listed with EDUC 294-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* This course provides an introduction to outdoor environmental education at the elementary school level. Macalester students will partner with teachers and students from local schools, families with school-age children, and youth organizations to explore interdisciplinary approaches to outdoor environmental education. The course will utilize Macalester's field station, the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, as an outdoor classroom and will adapt curriculum from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other sources to help elementary school teachers and students fulfill Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards and assist youth organizations in achieving their environmental education goals. Students will participate in a weekend retreat early in the semester and weekly lab sessions including fieldtrips and three teaching sessions for elementary school students at the Ordway.

ENVI 294-03  Modeling Earth Systems
T 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 189 Louisa Bradtmiller
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* The Earth is full of large, complex systems. Often, these systems involve one or more components that make them impractical to study directly in nature because they are inaccessible (e.g. Earth’s core), very slow (e.g. plate tectonics), or simply because they are too large to observe in their entirety (e.g. the climate system, or ocean circulation). One possible solution is to use numerical models to generate and test hypotheses by simulating the processes most important to each system. In this course we will use papers from the scientific literature as the basis for modeling a new system each week. We will create models and run experiments using STELLA, a visually based modeling software package. Topics include (but are not limited to) population growth, Earth’s climate, the flow of ice in glaciers, and ocean circulation. For the final project students will spend several weeks designing a model of a system of their own choosing. No previous Macalester courses in math or computer science are required; exposure to calculus may be helpful, but students can be highly successful without it. This course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of systems thinking within any related scientific discipline, and a willingness to experiment.

ENVI 294-L1  Outdoor Environmental Education in Theory/Practice Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 370 Dosch, Kurth-Schai
*Permission of instructor required; cross-listed with EDUC 294-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 343-01  Imperial Nature: The United States and the Global Environment
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 300 Chris Wells
*Cross-listed with HIST 343-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 394-01  Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 270 Roopali Phadke
Please note: this course has reached the approval maximum. Questions about registration may be directed to the instructor. *Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; not open to ACTC registration* There is an application process for this course and a $1400 course fee. National governments that are parties to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are engaged in intensive negotiations leading up to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) in Paris in December 2015. The intended outcome of COP-21 is a new climate change treaty, which would represent a key turning point for global environmental governance. Students enrolled in this seminar course will function as a research team and observe negotiations in Paris. To prepare, early in the Fall semester the team will investigate the history of climate negotiations, the cultures of UN conferences, and the views of selected parties in the negotiations. The team will draw on their newly acquired knowledge to develop research questions and a research plan for fieldwork in Paris. Team members will receive instruction in event ethnography, interviewing techniques, and technical skills for using video and audio equipment, as well as blogging and social media technologies for communicating about the negotiations and the research project.

ENVI 478-01  Cities of the 21st Century
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 Daniel Trudeau
*Permission of the instructor required; cross-listed with GEOG 488-01; first day attendance required; this is a Geography Senior seminar*

ENVI 489-01  Environmental Leadership Pract
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 241 Roopali Phadke
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 490-01  Envi St Leadership Seminar
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 241 Roopali Phadke
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ENVI 130-01  Science of Renewable Energy
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 150 James Doyle
*Cross-listed with PHYS 130-01; first day attendance required*

ENVI 133-01  Environmental Science
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 301 Daniel Hornbach
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 133-L1  Environmental Science Lab
T 08:30 am-11:10 am OLRI Dosch, Hornbach
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 202-01  Sustainability and the Campus
T 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MARKIM 303 Suzanne Savanick Hansen
*2 credit course; first day attendance required*

ENVI 225-01  100 Words for Snow: Language and Nature
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 205 Marianne Milligan
*Cross-listed with LING 225-01; first day attendance required*

ENVI 232-01  People, Agriculture and the Environment
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 107 William Moseley
*Cross-listed with GEOG 232-01; first day attendance required*

ENVI 237-01  Environmental Justice
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 170 Erik Kojola
*Cross-listed with AMST 237-01 and HIST 237-01*

ENVI 258-01  Geog of Environmental Hazards
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 06A STAFF
*Cross-listed with GEOG 258-01*

ENVI 280-01  Environmental Classics
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 301 Christina Manning
*First day of attendance require; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-01  Ecology
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am NEILL 226 Jerald Dosch
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-01; first day attendance required;*ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-L1  Ecology Lab
R 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Jerald Dosch
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 285-L2  Ecology Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Michael Anderson
*Cross-listed with BIOL 285-L2; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 294-01  Environmental Sociology
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 105 Terry Boychuk
Cross-listed with SOCI 294-01*

ENVI 294-02  Literature and the Environment:Between Eden and The Apocalypse
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 001 Benjamin Voigt
Cross-listed with ENGL 294-02*

ENVI 335-01  Science and Citizenship
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 270 Roopali Phadke
*Cross-listed with POLI 335-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor; first day attendance required*

ENVI 368-01  Sustainable Development and Global Future
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 270 Roopali Phadke
*Cross-listed with INTL 368-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 488-01  Sr Seminar in Environmental St
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 270 Chris Wells
*ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor; S/SD/NC grading*

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