Opportunities for Learning


Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Department of Geosciences

Human-Environment Interaction in South Florida (GEA 4275) 3 credits

Human-Environment Interactions emphasized in a collaborative learning environment. Critical and systematic thinking skills are used in a series of case study projects. Professor: Dr. Charles Roberts


Human-Environmental Interactions (GEA 6277) 3 credits

This course provides graduate students in geography and related fields with an environment to practice the various methods and approaches learned in their graduate program. It uses a multidisciplinary approach to explore diverse aspects of human-environment interactions in a specified region. Professor: Dr. Charles Roberts


Culture, Conservation, and Land Use (GEO 6337) 3 credits

Course considers relationship between humans and environment with an emphasis on current cultural practices and ideologies concerning preservation and consumption from both local and global perspectives. A portion of the course is designed to permit students to reflect on the personal roles all of us play in relation to the ecosystems in which we live. Professor: Dr. Maria Fadiman


Water Resources (GEO 4280C) 3 credits

Topics include agricultural and personal water use, wetland degradation and pollution. Prerequisite: GEO 2200C or GLY2010 or equivalent distribution, management, and use of water. Professor: Dr. Tara Root


Biogeography (GEO 4300) 3 credits

The study of past and present distribution of plants and animals. The course combines the disciplines of biology and ecology with spatial and temporal aspects of geography. Class will be taught through lecture, in-class laboratory sessions with homework assignments and field trips to local sites. Professor: Dr. Scott Markwith


Department of Biological Sciences

Conservation Biology (BSC 6936)

Course provides advanced level coverage of marine mammal: biology and adaptive physiology, health assessment studies, genetics, photo-identification and monitoring, behavior research, emerging diseases, stranding and rehabilitation husbandry, necropsy procedures and terminology, medicine and conservation outreach programs.


Department of Chemistry

Chemistry for the Health Sciences surveys the practical chemistry you encounter on a daily basis as a practicing nurse, as well as items of interest to an average consumer. We examine the chemistry required to understand diet, drugs and poisons, but we also cover other ways chemistry impacts the real world, including energy, technology and environmental issues. The lab exercises survey the chemical properties of common materials you encounter on a daily basis. This course has a lecture component and a linked laboratory course that should be taken together.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Engineering

Environmental Science and Engineering (ENV 3001)

Introduction to environmental science and engineering topics such as: physical, chemical, and microbiological components of environmental systems in science and engineering, water quality management, air pollution control, solid waste management, pollution prevention and risk analysis.


Engineering Design 1 and 2 (CGNC 4803 and CGNC 4804)

Capstone design course that requires teams of students to design a LEED-Gold building over the course of two semesters.


Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Environmental Journalism (JOU 4314) Jupiter Campus Professor: Neil Santaniello


College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

  • Environmental Analysis for Planners (URP 6425)
  • Sustainable Cities (URP 4432)
  • Sustainable Urban Places (URP 6930)
  • Environment and Society (URP 6421)
  • Environmental Planning and Policy (URP 6429)

School of Public Administration

Business, Government and Society (PAD 2258)


School of Architecture

  • Architectural Design 5 (ARC 3320)
  • Architectural Design 6 (ARC 3321)
  • Environmental Technology 1 (ARC 3610)
  • Architectural Design 7 (ARC 4326)
  • Architectural Design 8 (ARC 4327)
  • Environmental Technology 2 (ARC 4620)
  • Advanced Architectural Design 1 (ARC 5328)
  • Comprehensive Design Project (ARC 5352)

Honors College

Social Scienc/Humanities College

  • Honors American Environmental History (AMH 3630 )
  • Honors Environmental Art (ART 3840C)
  • Honors Humans and Nature in Japan and East Asia (ASN 4405)
  • Honors Environmental Economics (ECP 4302)
  • Honors Environmental Writing and Rhetoric (ENC 3362)
  • Honors Freshman Seminar in Environmental Studies (EVR 1933)
  • Honors Environment & Society (EVR 2017)
  • Honors Special Topics in Environmental Studies (EVR 4930)
  • Honors Global Environmental Issues (EVS 3403)
  • Honors Conservation and Use of Natural Resources (GEO 2370)
  • Honors Environmental Philosophy (PHI 3682)
  • Honors Environmental Conflict (PUP 4212)
  • Honors Environmental Psychology (SOP 4716)

Natural Science

  • Honors Introduction to Environmental Science (EVR 2001)
  • Honors Biodiversity & Honors Biodiversity lab (BSC 1011, 1011L)
  • Honors Contemporary Chemical Issues (CHM 1025C)
  • Honors Survey of Marine Biology (OCB 2000)
  • Honors Introduction to Oceanography (OCE 2001)
  • Honors Environmental Chemistry (CHM 3080)
  • Honors Conservation Biology (EVS 4414)
  • Honors Geographic Information Systems (GIS 3044C)
  • Honors Marine Biology & Oceanography and Honors Marine Biology & Oceanography Lab (OCB 3012, 3012L)
  • Honors Tropical Rainforest & Honors Tropical Rainforest (PCB 3351, 3351L)
  • Honors Issues in Human Ecology (PCB 3352)
  • Honors Principles of Ecology (PCB 4043)
  • Honors Energy & the Environment (PSC 2514C)
  • Honors Evolution (PCB 4673)

College of Education

Department of Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the
  Pine Jog Environmental Center

  • Survey of Current Environmental Issues Through Service Learning (EDG 4044)
  • Civic Engagement through Environmental Education (EDG 4045)
  • Environmental Education Internship (EDG 4940)
  • Principles and Methods of Environmental Education (SCE 3442)
  • Perspectives of Environmental Education (SCE 6345)
  • Trends and Issues in Environmental Education (SCE 6644)
  • Advanced Methods in Environmental Education (SCE 6344)
  • Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Environmental Education Programs (SCE 6196)

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