Looking for ENST Summer Courses?

Submitted by Adrienne Dozier posted on behalf of Professor Randy Larsen
April 07, 2021 - 9:17 am

Hi Everyone,

Summer School 2021 at SMCM will be either hybrid or 100% online. Registration is now open at https://www.smcm.edu/registrar/summer-session/register/.  If you are interested in advancing your academic career, consider these ENST related courses:

ANTH302.01 Food and Culture

This course focuses on the role of food in human evolution and the cultural dimensions of food practices. Students learn what people eat across cultures and why; how groups get, process and prepare food; how food is used to build and maintain social, economic and political relationships; and how food is linked to gender, age, social class and ethnicity.  This course counts as an Environmental Social Science and Policy Elective.

Instructor: Kavadias
4 Credits
May 17- June 4
M,T,R,F 8:00am – 12:10pm
Online Course

ART 240.01 Landscape Drawing and Painting

This course introduces the principles, practices, and history of landscape painting and drawing. Students learn beginning techniques of drawing and painting from direct observation, and the conceptual framework for a variety of approaches to visual landscape theory. Critique, discussions center around skills, concepts, and context embedded in traditional and contemporary landscape painting and drawing. Students work primarily on-site, within the landscape of the College and surrounding community. This class satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Arts.  This course satisfies a Humanities Track elective for the ENST major and minor.
This course is cross-listed with ENST as an Environmental Humanities Elective.

Patterson
4 Credits
May 17 – June 4
M,T,W,R 8:00am – 12:10pm
Location: Montgomery Hall Room 129/Hybrid

ECON 310.01 Spatial Analysis of Environmental and Natural Resource Issues

This course will familiarize you with the reasons why markets fail to deliver an efficient level of environmental quality, as well as why some natural resources will not be efficiently allocated in a free market. In the presence of market failure, economists use valuation techniques to estimate willingness to pay for environmental and resource goods to inform effective policy development. Spatial analysis can provide critical information to inform such valuations. For this reason and others, spatial analysis is increasingly important for economists and policymakers. Students will work with the open-source geographic information system QGIS to learn the fundamentals of spatial analysis. This course is cross-listed with ENST385 and counts as an Environmental Social Studies & Policy Elective.

Henderson
4 Credits
May 17 – June 4
M,T,W,R 8:00am – 12:10pm
Online Course (mix of synchronous and asynchronous)

ENST 250.01 Introduction to Environmental Science

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary study of the environment and environmental problems. It relies on integrating traditional fields of biology, chemistry, and physics to create an understanding of dynamic environmental systems. The prerequisite is successful completion of any of the following: BIOL 101, BIOL 105, BIOL 106, CHEM 101, CHEM 103, CHEM 106, PHYS 103, PHYS 104, PHYS 105, PHYS 121, PHYS 122, PHYS 141, PHYS 151 or PHYS 152. This course can be combined with a biology or chemistry course to satisfy an ENST foundational science requirement or be used as an Environmental Science elective.

DelBianco
4 Credits
May 17- June 4
M,T,W,R,F 8:00am – 11:20pm
Online Course

ENST 385.02 Environmental Education Principles

Future teachers in both non-formal (parks, nature centers, or other organizations) and formal (school) environments will benefit from this course on Environmental Education Principles. Students will study: what is environmental education; the history of environmental education; how to improve environmental literacy; methods for place-based education; and best practices in outdoor learning. Participants will work towards meeting the portfolio requirements for the Basic Environmental Education Certification offered by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. The course includes hands-on lessons with materials and guides. While this is an online offering, students will be expected to spend time outdoors.  This course counts as an Environmental Social Science & Policy elective.

Schneider
4 Credits
June 7 – June 25
M,T,W,R,F 1:00pm – 4:20pm
Online Course

ENST 391.01 Field Study in Sustainable Agriculture

This course investigates the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture and their relationship to the greater food system. We will explore the social (people), environmental (planet), and economic (profit) impacts of agriculture – from challenges to opportunities. This course applies the principles of sustainability to various agricultural production practices and systems – at a range of different scales – to see what lessons these varied models can offer. Along the way, we will consider domestic issues such as food safety and distribution, food justice, cultural relevance, biodiversity, farming communities, and effects on local economies. The course combines seminars and lectures with extensive, hands-on field experiences and service-learning at the Kate Chandler Campus Community Farm (K3CF). This course satisfies the environmental application's requirement.

Kilpatric/Muchnick
4 Credits
May 17 – June 25
M,W 1:00pm – 5:10pm
Online Course