Environment & Sustainability (ENVS)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

ENVS 4444

New York State will be challenged to meet the goals of the "Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act" without large GHG reductions from businesses, farms and communities. Local municipalities have ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 4444

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19353ENVS 4444  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Preference is given to Environment and Sustainability juniors and seniors. For enrollment issues, please fill out the E&S Course Request form (https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest).
    In this course, students will critically analyze the theory of multilevel governance and debate the importance of non-state (NGO) and sub-national (regional, state and local government) actors involved in climate change policy with a special focus on New York State's “Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.” Students will work with a local community or NGO to assess climate action plans and identify and address their needs for research, policy recommendations, project planning, grant writing or educational outreach to become NYS Registered or Certified Climate Smart Communities.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: EAS 4444

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 19628ENVS 4444  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Chatrchyan, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Preference is given to Environment and Sustainability juniors and seniors. For enrollment issues, please fill out the E&S Course Request form (https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest).

ENVS 4940

The E&S curriculum launched in 2018 includes a capstone experience. Faculty will offer "trial" capstone courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised to the major before ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Lake Source Cooling Prjct: innov, impct, and opps

  • 17918ENVS 4940  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Cornell's Lake Source Cooling project: innovation, impact, and outreach will center around parallel team-based assessments of four aspects of Cornell's 20-year experiment with Lake Source Cooling (LSC). LSC is a unique experiment in alternative methods of climate control for a large facility, taking advantage of proximity to the depths of Cayuga Lake. Teams of students will focus on energy/greenhouse-gas savings, economic return on investment, lake impacts, and outreach to the Ithaca community. Students will work primarily in one group, but regular interchange and class-wide meetings will ensure exchange across perspectives and groups. We will meet regularly with the engineers and facilities management team for the Lake Source Cooling project, and analyze their 20 years of data in order to complete our assessments. The final product of this course will be a report to Cornell Facilities Management, and potentially a manuscript describing the LSC project and its outcomes for submission to a scientific journal.
    Preference is given to Environment and Sustainability juniors and seniors. For enrollment issues, please fill out the E&S Course Request form (https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest).
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Lake Source Cooling Prjct: innov, impct, and opps

  • 19627ENVS 4940  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McIntyre, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Preference is given to Environment and Sustainability juniors and seniors. For enrollment issues, please fill out the E&S Course Request form (https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest).

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Field Research in the Ecological Arts

  • 21041ENVS 4940  LEC 003

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    This experiential, active, project-oriented field course emphasizes methodologies used by ecological artists and scientists who conduct expeditionary and place-based field work. Students will build upon on a conceptual framework in the ecological arts provided through lectures, readings, and artist talks, then each student will collect, catalog, and study an environment through the lens of eco-art. In addition to learning and employing traditional scientific tools and methods, an emphasis will be placed on using conventional and unconventional methodologies in the arts and humanities to collect, analyze and interpret data, objects, natural phenomena and sensorial experiences in the field. Students will design an ecological-based creative project focused on an environment of their choice. Based on and at this location, students will conduct background research, observe, collect, record, interpret, and produce both experimental and finished projects. As the range of eco-art practices are diverse, from performance to the production of physical objects, environmental intervention and social practice, the course provides hands-on experience in an array of creative strategies. For enrollment issues, please fill out the E&S Course Request form (https://tinyurl.com/escourserequest).

  • Topic: Field Research in the Ecological Arts

  • 21042ENVS 4940  FLD 803

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ENVS 4960

In this course, students participate in an experiential learning opportunity relevant to the student's focus of study or career goals in environment and sustainability. An E&S faculty member must serve ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 15247ENVS 4960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Students from all colleges enroll in ENVS 4960 through the CALS Special Studies online form (https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/SpecStudiesAfterAdd.aspx) by the fifth week of the semester. Late applications will not be accepted. A Cornell supervisor is required for your internship.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-3 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 21036ENVS 4960  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

ENVS 4970

Individual studies are arranged under the supervision of one or several ESS faculty members. They provide opportunity to design a course that fills the need of an individual student and addresses pertinent ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15248ENVS 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Students from all colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

ENVS 4990

Undergraduate research projects in environment and sustainability; contingent on student working with a faculty member to supervise their research. Enroll in credits using the CALS Special Studies ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-8 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15230ENVS 4990  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research
    Students from all colleges must submit a CALS Special Sudies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study).You will be put in appropriate section after submitting the form online.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Project Session Full. 

  • 1-8 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16416ENVS 4990  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Agrawal, A

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research