Fall 2018 Course Descriptions for
Environmental Studies

ENV 120 Fundamentals of Environmental Studies
A survey of biological principles which include the structure and function of cells; plant and animal physiology and anatomy; development; genetics; diversity of forms; ecology; and evolution.

ENV 220 Field Botany with Lab
Examines taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and the environmental significance of local flora through directed observation, identification, and experimental analysis. Students describe and identify plant specimens obtained in the field and interpret evolutionary and ecological relationships among plant groups. Mandatory field labs in Florida’s natural environment and climate.

ENV 222 Sustainable Agriculture
The course explores the rise of local and regional food systems in North America and examines changes taking place in Central Florida.

ENV 330 Women and the Environment
Since colonial days women have been important activists and leaders in the American environmental movement. This course will examine their roles, focusing on specific women such as Rachel Carson, Everglades defender Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and EPA Administrator Carol Browner, with an eye to Florida activism and the evolution of women’s status and environmental thinking in the 20th Century.

ENV 340 Environmental Justice
History shows that the people most affected by environmental degradation are society’s powerless – the poor and minorities. This course will examine this issue on local, state, national and international levels. The course, supported by texts and assigned readings and videos, will include several in-class and on-campus speakers as well as one major field trip.

ENV 389 Environmental Planning
Provides an understanding of competing demands for urban growth and development and needs to conserve and protect limited natural resources. Concludes with environmental issues in Central Florida. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status. ENV 220, and 189 or 289