ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (EVS)
EVS 276 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR
Prerequisite: None; Seniors and Juniors may register by permission of instructor only
A seminar course that examines selected environmental science topics in conjunction with the Environmental Lecture series. May be taken twice for credit. Biology majors may take this twice for biology elective credit. EVS/Biology majors may take this a second time for biology elective credit. Offered every spring. BIO/EVS credit.
EVS 324 - INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
This course covers the fundamental principles of geographic information systems (GIS), which is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology into computer-based systems that capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data for a wide variety of applications and purposes, but with the goal of informed decision-making. Students will learn how to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations, primarily applying these to geological and environmental systems. BIO/EVS/GEOL credit.
EVS 476 - ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Prerequisite: 30 hrs. of math and science courses (MATH, BIO, CHEM, EVS, GEOL, PHYS)
A detailed examination of the scientific dimensions of selected environmental issues, with discussion of the economic, policy, and ethical aspects of those problems and with emphasis on global and international perspectives. Case studies will include many examples from other countries, as well as national and regional issues in the U.S. Required for all EVS majors. Biology majors (but not EVS/Biology majors) may use this course as a biology elective. BIO/EVS/GEOL credit.