Prerequisites: ENV 501 and 502, or permission of the instructor.
(Interdisciplinary: biology, chemistry/3 credits)
Current issues of major environmental concern will be examined on an interdisciplinary
basis in a seminar forum. A current issue of environmental significance, such as land use
or energy, will be selected at the beginning of each term for review and analysis. Relevant
current literature including environmental journals, environmental impact statements, recent
interdisciplinary reference works and news media information will be studied and discussed in
making cause-and-effect analysis of selected issues. Recent topics have included: Amphibian
Ecology of Mid-Atlantic States, Applied Insect Ecology, Community Ecology, Sustainable
Agriculture, The Biology of the Chesapeake Bay, Tropical Marine Ecology and Wetlands.