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  • BIOL1110 Environmental Science 3
    Description
    BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment. Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/24/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 3,10

    Course Outline: BIOL1110

  • BIOL1200 Biology and Society 3
    Description
    BIOL 1200 This interdisciplinary course explores the interaction between complex human perspectives and the technical and scientific aspects of biology. Issues with a biological basis such as human health, environmental safety, biodiversity, agriculture, and natural resources naturally lead to applied ethical, social, political, and economic questions. Students will explore the technical aspects of timely biological issues, breakthroughs, and technological applications in the context of their societal implications. Meets MnTC Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 10

    Course Outline: BIOL1200

  • HIST1400 American Environmental History 3
    Description
    HIST 1400 This 100% on-line lecture course examines the interaction between humans and the natural world in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. In addition, heavy emphasis is placed on recent Minnesota environmental history. The course considers such diverse topics as the industrialization and urban growth on the environment, the emergence of ecology and green politics, and creation of the idea of Nature in American culture. Students will be expected to develop a historical understanding of the major themes of modern American environmental history; relationships between human activity and pollution in cities, emergence of reform movements and environmental regulations, relationships between increasing urban growth and increasing environmental concern, and the rise of environmental politics in both local and national settings. Prerequisites: None. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 05/15/2006 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 5,10

    Course Outline: HIST1400

  • SOCY1300 Introduction to Anthropology 3
    Description
    SOCY 1300 Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of humankind in all its varieties and of human nature in its universal sense. This course introduces students to the four subfields of anthropology: archaeology, cultural anthropology, languages and culture, and physical anthropology. Students will learn to identify and apply anthropological methods of study through a sociological and anthropological approach to humanity. Prerequisites: None. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and Goal 10

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/09/2006 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 5,10

    Course Outline: SOCY1300