Enviornmental Studies
Spring 2018

ENV 315A Topic: AgroEcology
This course examines the principles and practices of agroecology, an ecological approach to agriculture that views agricultural areas as ecosystems. Agroecology can be examined from three perspectives: as a set of farming practices, as a scientific discipline, and as a social movement. Some of the concepts that will be covered include soil health, integrated pest management, biodiversity and ecosystem services, food forests, permaculture design, food sovereignty, farmer empowerment, and socio-economics.

ENV 325 Natural Habitats of Florida
Investigates complex interactions between climate, landforms, soils, plants, and animals. Teaches ecosystem mapping techniques. Prerequisite: ENV 120 or ENV 130

ENV 380 American Environmental History
Follows the changing patterns of land and resource use. Examines the displacement of Native Americans, expansion of the frontier, the progressive conservation movement, and development of contemporary environmentalism.  Previously offered as ENV 280. Prerequisite: ENV 189.

ENV 386 Environmental Law
Introduces the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local environmental regulations in the U.S. Focuses on national and local land-use planning and federal judicial response to environmental problems past and present. Covers air and water pollution, dredge-and-fill laws, historic preservation, toxic-waste, and growth management regulations. Recommended: ENV 120 and 189.

ENV 390 Culture and Landscape
Analyzes American landscapes and human cultures that created them, particularly intensive development that has radically altered natural systems.