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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


NTRES 4940 Special Topics in Natural Resources

Course description

Courses offered under this number are approved by the department curriculum committee. Offerings vary by semester.


NTRES 4940 001-LEC: Cornell in Washington Summer Program

The DC Environment: Environmental Challenges, Environmental Remaking, and Environmental Justice

Class dates:June 4-July 27, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:MW 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Credit:1 - 4 V
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Beem, K. (klb297)
Max. enroll:30
Notes:Course held in Washington, DC -- Wolpe Center
To enroll:See Cornell in Washington Summer Program for enrollment information.

The purpose of this course has four dimensions: 1) to familiarize you with the core concepts of environmental social science, 2) to explore contemporary social-environmental issues in the DC area, 3) to foster critical and systems thinking skills, and 4) to develop place- and community-based application of these skills. By the end of this course, you will develop the following core competencies: 1) understanding of the core concepts of environmental social science and their application to environmental issues in D.C., 2) the ability to understand and engage with the process of scientific inquiry and basic policy analysis, 3) the ability to engage with community-level partners to understand and address environmental issues, and 4) the ability to interpret, synthesize and analyze human-environment interactions in Washington, D.C.

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