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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated December 18, 2014 at 05:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ENVI 130-01  Science of Renewable Energy
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 350 James Doyle
*Cross-listed with PHYS 130-01*

ENVI 140-01  The Earth's Climate System
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 301 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
T 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 144-01  Lakes, Streams and Rivers
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 101 Anika Bratt
*Cross-listed with BIOL 144-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 160-01  Dynamic Earth/Global Change
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 100 Kelly MacGregor
*Cross-listed with GEOL 160-01*

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 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; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 215-01  Environmental Politics/Policy
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 250 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 234-01  American Environmental History
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 300 Chris Wells
*First year Course only; cross-listed with HIST 234-01* People have always had to contend with the natural world, but only recently have historians begun to explore the changing relationships between people and their environments over time. In this course, we will examine the variety of ways that people in North America have shaped the environment, as well as how they have used, labored in, abused, conserved, protected, rearranged, polluted, cleaned, and thought about it. In addition, we will explore how various characteristics of the natural world have affected the broad patterns of human society, sometimes harming or hindering life and other times enabling rapid development and expansion. By bringing nature into the study of human history, and the human past into the study of nature, we will begin to see the connections and interdependencies between the two that are often overlooked.

ENVI 234-02  American Environmental History
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 301 Chris Wells
*Cross-listed with HIST 234-02; first day attendance required*

ENVI 252-01  Water and Power
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 205 Roopali Phadke
*Cross-listed with GEOG 252-01 and POLI 252-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor; ENVI/GEOL 120 or ENVI 133 or ENVI/GEOG 232 are useful background but not required*

ENVI 258-01  Geog of Environmental Hazards
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 Eric Carter
*Cross-listed with GEOG 258-01; first day attendance required*

ENVI 259-01  Indigenous Peoples of Arctic
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 06B Scott Legge
*Cross-listed with ANTH 259-01*

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 275-01  Outdoor Environmental Education
W 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 284 Dosch, Kurth-Schai
*Permission of the instructor, Jerald Dosch required; cross-listed with EDUC 275-01; first day attendance required; S/NC grading; 2 credit course; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of Jerald Dosch*

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 2 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 2 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 2 with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 294-01  Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Policy
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 301 Bradtmiller, West
*Cross-listed with ECON 294-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* Students registering for the course as ECON 294 will receive credit toward the general distribution requirement in social sciences; those registering for ENVI 294 will receive credit towards the natural science requirement. **This course counts as a 200s-level Group A elective for the economics major.** This team-taught course will introduce students to models that integrate the science of climate change with the economic determinants and effects of climate change and analysis of policies that might be used to address the problem. It will contain six modules. First we will study climate change science, including the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, the climate system, and feedbacks that amplify or dampen changes to these systems. Second, we will cover topics from environmental economics, including market efficiency, externalities, public goods, growth, and discounting, specifically as they apply to climate change. Next, we will explore models used for understanding and predicting climate, including basic 1 and 2-dimensional models as well as more complex 3D models and Global Circulation Models (GCMs). The module will then combine these topics in an exploration of what impacts, natural and economic, are predicted by climate models for the near (100 year) future. Fourth, we will explore policy interventions for the reduction in greenhouse gases, including carbon taxes and cap and trade, and other regulation such as that taking place under the U.S. Clean Air Act. Where relevant we will discuss the successes and failures of these systems as they have been applied to date. We will also discuss the costs and benefits of subsidizing renewable energy and carbon-free energy sources and the costs of negative impacts of climate change on human and natural systems. Fifth, we will discuss the wide array of technological solutions that have been proposed to slow, stop or even reverse climate change. These range from things that are now common (wind turbines) to things that are gaining in popularity (geothermal) to the truly esoteric (mirrors in space). The final module will show how the preceding topics factor into Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs). Governments and NGOs use these models to combine scientific and socioeconomic information in order to predict the outcomes of various climate and policy scenarios. These are the state of the art in climate science, economics and policy; students will be exposed to several of the most commonly used models and to research from their critics.

While the course will have substantial quantitative content, its only prerequisite is ECON 119: Principles of Economics, and we hope to attract a diverse group of students of varying academic and personal experience.



ENVI 294-02  Land Change and Conservation Planning: Understanding and Mitigating a Threat to Critical Habitat
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 107 Robert Rose
*Cross-listed with GEOG 294-02*

ENVI 294-04  Environmental History of Modern Europe
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 011 Julia Fein
*Cross-listed with HIST 294-05*

ENVI 333-01  Economics of Global Food Problems
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 05 Amy Damon
*Cross-listed with ECON 333-01 and INTL 333-01*

ENVI 394-01  Introduction to Remote Sensing
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 105 Robert Rose
*$25 course fee required; cross-listed with GEOG 362-01*

ENVI 394-L1  Intro Remote Sensing Lab
R 08:30 am-09:30 am CARN 108 Ashley Nepp
*Cross-listed with GEOG 362-L1*

ENVI 477-01  Comparative Environment and Development Studies
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 William Moseley
*Permission of the instructor required; cross-listed with GEOG 488-01 and INTL 477-01; 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; this course is concurrently registered with ENVI 490-01; 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; 2 credit course; first day attendance required; this course is concurrently registered with ENVI 489-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 494-01  Environmentalism, Industrialization and Nature in 19th-century Literature and Art
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 404 Juliette Rogers
*Cross-listed with FREN 415-01; first day attendance required; taught in French*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated December 18, 2014 at 05:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ENVI 133-01  Environmental Science
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 370 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 08:00 am-11:10 am OLRI 284 Dosch, Hornbach
*First day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 150-01  Climate and Society
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 301 Louisa Bradtmiller
*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
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 404 Martin Gunderson
*Cross-listed with PHIL 221-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

ENVI 225-01  100 Words for Snow: Language and Nature
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 270 Marianne Milligan
*Cross-listed with LING 225-01; first day attendance is required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

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
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am THEATR 204 STAFF
*Cross-listed with AMST 237-01 and HIST 237-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*



ENVI 241-01  Food, Environment, and Society in 20th Century America
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 101 Ryan Edgington
*Cross-listed with HIST 241-01*

ENVI 280-01  Environmental Classics
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm OLRI 301 Christina Manning
*First day attendance required; 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 December 5th with 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 December 5th with 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 December 5th with permission of the instructor*

ENVI 294-01  The Politics of Architecture and the Built Environment
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 202 Schmidt, Wells
*Cross-listed with POLI 294-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* *First day attendance required; cross-listed with POLI 294-01; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* Are buildings political? What does the built environment--from buildings to roads and the entire layout of communities--say about us and to us? This collaboratively-taught course will explore the ways that architecture embodies the ideals and political tensions of the individuals and societies that create them, as well as how the physical landscape also shapes the political landscape. Beginning with a survey of themes in architectural history, we will explore both the expressive meaning and the behavioral significance of the human-built world. Topics will range from Greek temples to Occupy protests, from 19th century Paris to the American suburbs.

ENVI 294-02  Farm and Forest: African Environmental History
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 010 Jamie Monson
*Cross-listed with HIST 239-01*

ENVI 294-04  Architecture, Sustainability, and Place-Making
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 102 David Wagner
Explore the art and science of sustainable architecture in this in-depth field study and re-visioning of the Ordway Field Station, located on the 278-acre Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area. This nature preserve, owned by Macalester College, is located 17 miles from campus on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Students will explore the authentic architectural process of identifying client needs; researching site history; evaluating climate, habitat, and land forms; exploring sustainable technologies; and researching sustainable materials and design techniques. These explorations will culminate in the development of team- based schematic designs for the Field Station. Focus will be on understanding and balancing the needs of building, landscape, and people in order to create a solution that is beautiful, livable, and sustainable. Classwork will include site visits and observations, sketching, research, discussion, analysis, and synthesis. Drafting experience is not required, but modest fine-art drawing skills are preferred. David O’Brien Wagner, AIA, LEED AP is a local architect and partner at SALA Architects. He has won numerous state and national awards for his sustainable buildings, and recently received the “Young Architect” award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

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

ENVI 368-01  Sustainable Development and Global Future
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 301 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 370-01  Education and the Challenge of Globalization
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 215 Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
*Cross-listed with EDUC 370-01; first day attendance required*

ENVI 488-01  Sr Seminar in Environmental St
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 270 Chris Wells
 

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