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Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Track is a broad application of several disciplines including geography, anthropology, communications, history, applied philosophy, political science, psychology, religion and sociology to environmental issues that confront society today. Dealing with the relationship of humans to the environment, how humans damage or preserve local environmental ecosystems, how the harm humans do to the local environment create toxic living conditions for humans, and seeks to offer reasonable solutions to those problems. Environmental Studies is an examination of many questions that concern society today, such as:

  • How are the changing ecosystems in the world affecting human society?
  • How are human societies affecting worldwide ecosystems?
  • How is environmental policy and law made at the national and international levels?
  • How are health and the environment related?
  • What relationship does the environment have with communities, both urban and rural?
  • How do government agencies, corporations, non-profit interest groups, and individuals talk about environmental issues, factors, scientific findings, and implications?
  • How is Geographic Information Science (GIS) used to visualize the relationship between humans and the environment to bring about social change? 

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