Dec 02, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENVR 330 - Ecology and the Mind

3 Credit(s)

This course will introduce students to the current global epoch we occupy. The Anthropocene, which began with the industrial revolution and extends to include our own contemporary moment, signals human’s recognizable geophysical influence on all exosystemic components at a planetary scale. Since 1950, which roughly marks the onset of “the Great Acceleration,” scientists have in fact recorded the greatest exponential rise in atmosphere carbon dioxide in the planet’s history. While conventional scientific and political discourse has struggled to evaluate the variety of effects the Anthropocene-and associated environmental degradations- has had/is having on the human mind, this course will engage students in the study of environmental philosophy, criticism, literature, and film that represents the psychological results of denying human’s evolutionary need to connect with healthy ecosystems.

Prerequisite(s): ENVR 110 .

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