Environmental and Molecular Analysis of a Disease
ENVST-UA 315.001; BIOL-500.001 / 9809 / 2:00pm-4:45pm T / Killilea & Kirov
Seats for ENVST-UA: 14
Fundamentals of Ecology
ENVST-UA 325.001; BIOL-UA 63.001 / 9891 / 11:00am-12:15pm TR / Paolantonio
PREREQUISITES: BIOL-UA 100 OR BIOL-UA 11 OR BIOL-UA 13 OR BIOL-UA 9011 AND BIOL-UA 9012 OROR BIOL-UA14 OR BIOL-UA 9012 RECOMMENDED AS CONCURRENT OR FOLLOW-UP COURSES: BIOL-UA 0016 & BIOL-UA 0017. **COURSE IS OPEN TO BIOLOGY MAJORS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF REGISTRATION
Seats for ENVST-UA: 20
ENVST-UA 333.001 / 9896 / 5:00pm-7:30pm R / Volk
Prerequisite: ENVST-UA 100 OR CORE-UA 311.
ENVST-UA 400.001; PHIL-UA 53.001 / 8289 / 2:00pm-3:15pm MW / Jamieson
STUDENTS MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR RCT SEC 002 OR 003.
ENVST-UA 400.002 / 8290 / 12:30pm-1:45pm T
ENVST-UA 400.003 / 8291 / 3:30pm-4:45pm T
ENVST-UA 495.001 / 19684 / 3:30pm-6:00pm M / Rademacher
ENVST-UA 630.001; ANST-UA 500.001 / 10424 / 5:00pm-7:30pm R / Wolfson & Wetlaufer
Prerequisite: ENVST-UA 101 or permission of instructor
ENVST-UA 800.001 / 8292 / 3:30pm-6:00pm R / Schlottmann
ENVST-UA 331.001 / 19681 / 3:30pm-4:45pm MW / McDermid
History of Environmental Sciences Before Darwin
IDSEM-UG 1566.001 / 19434 / 9:30am-10:45am MW / Anker
IDSEM-UG 1566.002 / 20970 / 9:30am-10:45am MW / Anker
This course is restricted to juniors and seniors.
Bridging Culture and Nature: An Introduction to Conservation Science
IDSEM-UG 1740.002 / 14178 / 3:30pm-6:10pm M / Tolisano
Notes: Section 002 open to Environmental Studies Majors only.
Think Big: Global Issues and Ecological Solutions
IDSEM-UG 1628.001 / 14439 / 3:30pm-6:10pm T / Joachim
IDSEM-UG 1628.002 / 14441 / 3:30pm-6:10pm T / Joachim
Environment and Development in Africa
IDSEM-UG 1648 / 19438 / 2:00pm-4:45pm T / Fredericks
IDSEM-UG 1648 / 20971 / 2:00pm-4:45pm T / Fredericks
Origins of the Atomic Age
IDSEM-UG 1207.001 / 19427 / 11:00am-12:15pm MW / Cittadino
IDSEM-UG 1207.002 / 20969 / 11:00am-12:15pm MW / Cittadino
Volcanoes: The Sublime and Scientific
IDSEM-UG 1852.001 / 14468 / 12:30pm-3:15pm F / Holmberg
IDSEM-UG 1852.002 / 21180 / 12:30pm-3:15pm F / Holmberg
The volcano is a double-edged sword; volcanism provides the world’s most fertile soils and useful natural resources, yet is also the source of immense natural hazard and some of the most extreme global climate changes in human experience.What are the myths, ancient and modern, around volcanoes? How was their early modern scientific observation and conception linked to the Romantic sublime? What role do they play in 21st century conceptions of geoengineering to combat climate change? And what could go wrong? Over the course of this semester, the ongoing, unpredictable volcanic activity will help determine how we cover these questions and others, so that, like our subject, our class will be a dynamic, living entity. Other themes may include fake volcanoes, deep sea vents and the first life, extinction-level events, eruptions that never happened, Caribbean slavery, and geoheritage. In addition to scientific journal articles we will draw upon a newly published open-access edited volume, Observing the Volcano World (2018). Discussions of who has access to science, video interviews with leading volcanologists about their research, and incorporation of creative depictions of geophysical processes in the music of Nina Simone and Bjork, films of Werner Herzog, poetry of Anne Carson, or movie depictions such as the 1913 silent film The Last Days of Pompeii or the 1990 Tom Hanks film Joe versus the Volcano are all fair game as ways to examine and explore Earth science methods and concepts and how we intersect with the Earth.
Cryohistories: A Global History of Ice
IDSEM-UG 2006 / 19450 / 6:20pm-9:00pm R / Inkpen
IDSEM-UG 2006 / 21181 / 6:20pm-9:00pm R / Inkpen
This seminar explores the possibility of doing global environmental history through the lens of a planetary “sphere”—the cryosphere, the envelope of frozen water distributed differentially in space and time around the planet. The term “cryosphere” emerged during the interwar period amidst nationalistically-inflected debates surrounding the formation of the discipline of glaciology. The seminar goes beyond this narrow framing to explore two related threads: the natural history of ice on Earth; and the history of knowing about the cryosphere. Students learn how successive glaciations shaped the world we share today and explore different ways people and ice have interacted throughout history. They also learn how the cryosphere as an object of scientific scrutiny was fashioned through crisscrossing practices of living with/on ice, exploration, recreation, geopolitics, field science, development, and resource extraction. Throughout the course, we remain attentive to the virtues and vices of doing global history from the starting point of a scientific concept by asking: Who speaks for the cryosphere? Answers to this question will bring into focus dynamics inflected with colonialisms, ideologies, class, gender, nationalisms, and geopolitics. The course ends with an exploration of Martian glaciology and the possibility of comparative global cryohistories. What does a history of ice on Mars say about Gaia’s icy story?
Discard Studies: Exploring the Abject, Discarded, and Disposable
IDSEM-UG 2021 / 19782 / 12:30pm-3:15pm M / Fredericks & Arefin
IDSEM-UG 2021 / 20099 / 12:30pm-3:15pm M / Fredericks & Arefin
Students who have taken IDSEM-UG 1786 (Trash Matters: Exploring Development, Environment, and Culture through Garbage) are not permitted to take this course.
Waste is a dynamic cultural phenomenon, a language of power, and a material object. Discard studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the politics of production, consumption, and disposability by beginning with objects such as household garbage, sewage, hazardous waste, and e-waste. In times of planned obsolesce, infrastructural disrepair, austerity, and urban divestment, scholars have turned to waste, in its many material and symbolic forms, to shed light onto topics as diverse as urban ecology, labor, justice and inequality, governance, informality, development, abjection, and protest. This course serves as an introduction to discard studies by delving into the foundational texts and contemporary scholarship in the field. In the first section of the course, we will explore different disciplinary and conceptual approaches to studying waste. We will then ground these frameworks with place-based readings and exercises in New York City. In order to identify and explore global connections and divergences in the politics of waste, we will move to international and transnational studies of waste and uneven geographies of disposability. The final section will involve projects aimed at training students to become discardians. Readings will be drawn from scholars including Martin Melosi, Mary Douglas, Sarah Moore, Brenda Chalfin, and Vinay Gidwani.
Ecological Field Methods
BIOL-UA 16 / 19727 / 8:00am-4:00pm F / Paolantonio
PREREQUISITES: BIOL-UA 63
Physical Science: Energy & The Environment
CORE-UA 203.001 / 8612 / 2:00pm-3:15pm MW / TBA
CORE-UA 203.002 / 8613 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.003 / 8614 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.004 / 8615 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.005 / 8616 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.006 / 8617 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.007 / 8618 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.010 / 8619 / 9:30am-10:45am MW / TBA
CORE-UA 203.011 / 8620 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.012 / 8621 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.013 / 8622 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.014 / 8623 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.015 / 8624 / TBA / TBA
CORE-UA 203.016 / 8625 / TBA / TBA
Ecotoxicology: Hudson River Case Study*
EHSC-GA 1005; BIOL-GA 1055 / 2925 / 9:30am-12:15pm R / Wirgin
EHSC-GA 1006; BIOL-GA 1006 / 2926 / 9:30am-12:15pm W / TBA
PREREQUISITE: A COURSE IN BASIC BIOLOGY ENCOURAGED. SAME AS BIOL-GA 1006. NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN G48/23.2310.
Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
URPL-GP 2625 / 20267 / 4:55pm-6:35pm T / Strickland