This class was tough.
I recommend this course for the simple reason that it gives a sharp insight into environmental issues that everyone should know about. Environmental Science deals with the effect humans are having on the planet, its various ecosystems, flora fauna and global energy use. Through taking this course you will be given the chance to put environmental issues into perspective and learn to take a critical stance on environmental policies.
You will learn to see and understand environmental issues on a local and global level. Additionally, you will be required to analyze your impact on an environmental issue in the final project for the course, arguably something that isn’t done often enough. I learned a lot out how I contribute to environmental issues, be it global climate change or species extinction. Normally I’d deal with such problems from the perspective of someone who isn’t part of it, but I learned that if you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem.
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Advice for students:
Definitely read all the sources and texts you are given, watch whatever documentaries you can find and use your critical thinking skills to deal with the massive amount of input you will receive. And don’t shy away from realizing your contribution, positive or negative, to the issues you will discuss and deal with. I really struggled with the final project – and am still struggling with it – because I chose a topic that is not only quite niche but personally important to me. Doing this does help me get the work done – and I would recommend you choose something that you find interesting and inspiring – but it also challenges me to work extra hard and hand in excellent work.