Introduction to Global Environmental Studies
Kennedy Center for International Studies David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
GES 200 is the introductory class for the Global Environmental Studies minor and will prepare students for a broadly interdisciplinary engagement with environmental issues and challenges with an intercultural perspective. The class is managed by the program director with guest lecturers from among the Global Environmental Studies affiliated faculty highlighting different methodological and disciplinary approaches to ecological concerns. The specific issues and topics covered by the class will vary by semester, but every iteration will encompass the doctrinal foundations of environmental stewardship in the interdisciplinary context of the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
Global Environmental Issues
Students will be able to articulate the cultural, social, and scientific underpinnings of a significant global environmental issue and evaluate effective policy proposals.
Students will be able to evaluate environmental issues of global scope and policy proposals using methodologies from more than one domain of knowledge.
Students will develop competencies to work sensitively across cultural contexts in order to find local cultural solutions to environmental challenges.