Online Environmental Science Courses
Summer Session 2023
Summer 2023 Online Environmental Science Courses
During Summer 2023, UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources offers a number of fully online environmental, natural resources and sustainability courses.
Online summer courses can help you get ahead, save money, or catch-up. All of UConn’s online environmental science classes are taught by UConn instructors and are delivered within an asynchronous or synchronous format.
If you are a student from another school, you can take UConn summer classes online and transfer them to your home institution (you should check with your home institution to ensure transferability). With UConn’s online environmental science summer courses, you’re attending classes at one of the nations top-ranked public institutions.
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Environmental and Resource Policy (ARE 2434E)
Emergence of environmental policies from the local, legal, and regulatory angles. Formalization and structure of environmental policy with a focus on the hurdles, design, and implementation of policy, particularly air and water policy. Suitable for all majors.
Grading Basis: Graded
Environmental Economics (ECON 3466E)
Application of economic reasoning to environmental issues. Topics include air and water pollution and the management of natural resources; market failure and environmental regulation; market-based mechanisms; cost-benefit analysis, environmental valuation, and program evaluation; environmental justice from an economic perspective.
Prerequisites: ECON 2201 or 2211Q
General Ecology (EEB 2244E)
Fundamental ecological dynamics of communities, populations, and ecosystems, including how humans impact the health and well-being of the natural world, the concept of ecosystem services, and the synergy between conservation of the biota and sustainability. Emphasis in discussion sections is on reading primary literature, problem-solving, scientific method, and sampling techniques.
Prerequisites: BIOL 1108
Grading Basis: Graded
Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (ENVE 2310E)
Course content focuses on concepts from aqueous chemistry, biology, and physics applied in a quantitative manner to environmental problems and solutions.
Course includes exploration of:
- Mass and energy balances.
- Chemical reaction engineering.
- Quantitative and fundamental description of water and air pollution problems.
- Environmental regulations and policy.
- Pollution prevention.
- Risk assessment.
Course activities include written and oral reports.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1128 or 1148
Introduction to Environmental Studies (EVST 1000E)
Interdisciplinary survey of relationships between humans and nature; investigation of specific environmental themes and contemporary issues. CA 2.
Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses
Climate Change: Current Geographic Issues (GEOG 2320E)
The science, impacts, and politics of climate change from a geographic perspective. Examination of physical mechanisms, extreme weather events, impacts on water, food and energy systems, impacts on polar regions, energy strategies and solutions, policy and negotiations, and mitigation and adaptation strategies. CA 2.
Introduction to Sustainable Cities (GEOG 2400E)
Course curriculum will explore the pathways to make cities more sustainable from social, economic, and environmental perspectives.
Topics will include:
- Sustainable transportation.
- Renewable energy.
- Recycling of waste.
- Green infrastructure in contemporary metropolitan areas in developed and developing nations.
Note: Content Area 2 & 4-INT
History of the Ocean (HIST 2210E)
Course explores the cultural, environmental, and geopolitical history of the ocean from prehistory to the present and examines the impact of migration, industrialization, modernization, and globalization on the relationships between people and oceans.
Note: Content area 1
Global Environmental History (HIST 2222E)
Transformations of the global environment since 1450: the effects of human practices and ideas, especially on energy, landscapes, and commodities. CA 1. CA 4-INT.
The Sea Around Us (MARN 1001E)
The relationship of humans with the marine environment. Exploitation of marine resources, development and use of the coastal zone, and the impact of technology on marine ecosystems. Taught at Storrs and Avery Point. CA 3.
Also offered as: MARN 1001E
Environmental Science (NRE 1000E)
An introduction to basic concepts and areas of environmental concern and how these problems can be effectively addressed.
- Human population.
- Ecological principles.
- Conservation of biological resources.
- Croplands, rangelands, forestlands.
- Soil and water conservation.
- Pollution and water management.
- Wildlife and fisheries conservation.
Note: Content Area 3
Environmental Conservation (NRE 1235E)
Course provides an overview of the history of natural resource use and environmental conservation policy development from prehistoric to present times.
An examination of the emergence of the 20th century conservation movement in North America and the transition to the environmental movement is used to highlight recurring environmental issue themes such as:
- Private ownership vs. public trust doctrine.
- Commercial trade in natural resources.
- Development vs. protection.
- The role of society and governments in regulation.
Through selected readings and case studies, students are challenged to begin development of their personal ethics regarding the development, conservation and protection of the environment.
Note: Content Area 3
Global Sustainable Natural Resources (NRE 2600E)
Sustainable management of natural resources across cultural, political, and ecological boundaries. Topics include marine and fresh waters, forests, food production, and urban development. CA 4-INT.
Environmental Philosophy (PHIL 1108E)
Philosophical issues raised by humanity’s interaction with its environment. Topics may include ethical and policy ramifications of the use of non-human animals for food, medicine, and scientific inquiry; whether the natural world has a status calling for its protection or preservation; obligations to future generations; environmental justice; and movements such as deep ecology, ecofeminism, and social ecology. CA 1.
Grading Basis: Graded