• The Environment GSCI 1026

    Online OntarioLearn

    OntarioLearn description: This course is an introduction to current environmental issues. It focuses on the underlying ideas, values, and beliefs that have contributed to many of the current environmental crises we face today. We are often aware of issues such as global warming and pollution, but remain unaware of the reasons why such issues exist or have resulted from human behaviours and beliefs. From a theoretical perspective this course will examine the relationship between humans and the natural world in its various forms including culture, religion, politics, economics and activism. Students will engage with the readings and lecture materials in order to develop an understanding and critical awareness of the theories that have been developed in the attempt to understand the nature and depth of our current environmental crisis. Gaining knowledge of how humans understand and value nature and direct their actions accordingly will be the overall goal of this course.

    Note(s)

    This is an online course delivered via OntarioLearn. Please ensure you are familiar with the basic technology requirements for OntarioLearn online courses. Teacher support (via email) and technical support (via phone) will be available for this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    You must have completed grade 12 English.

    Contact Information

    Some courses require you to purchase a textbook. The cost of the textbook is not included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. If there is a textbook assigned for this course, it will be listed on the bookstore website.