NTRES 1101

NTRES 1101

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course examines two fundamental questions about biological, chemical and physical processes that influence the biosphere. First, how do humans obtain knowledge about these environmental processes? Second, how can we assess human influences upon these environmental processes? A key conceptual framework for the course is that environmental science provides tools for predicting future states of the earth's environment. Case studies, readings, discussions, writing assignments, field and laboratory exercises provide a foundation for understanding predictions about how the biosphere is influenced by human activities.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: Environment and Sustainability majors.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Identify and weigh sources of information about environmental resources, and use them to evaluate competing claims about sustainability and environmental management efforts.
  • Explain how environmental resources support ecosystems and humanity.
  • Evaluate how cultural context and spatial scale influence environmental resource management options.
  • Compare policies and societal norms that influence personal and collective resource use.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1206 NTRES 1101   LEC 001

  • Preference given to Environment & Sustainability majors.

  •  1207 NTRES 1101   LAB 401

  •  4452 NTRES 1101   LAB 402

  •  4453 NTRES 1101   LAB 403

  •  4454 NTRES 1101   LAB 404

  •  4455 NTRES 1101   LAB 405

  •  4456 NTRES 1101   LAB 406