Teaching Sustainability from Half a World Away – EVPP 201
One of only a few science courses that does not require a lab component, EVPP 201: Environment and You: Issues for the Twenty-First Century introduces students to broad aspects of human-environmental interactions in the contemporary world. Partially fulfilling the natural science requirement for Mason Core, EVPP 201 has also been designated a Green Leaf Course as it contributes significantly to students’ understanding and practice of sustainability.
For Professor J. Neil Ransom, who has been conducting PhD dissertation research in Kenya for the past year, bringing the course to the online format has allowed him to promote knowledge and understanding of sustainability efforts while continuing to practice and engage in research within the field. He explains, “EVPP 201 is a great course that introduces students without a strong background in science to some great environmental information. Non-science majors can take this course without feeling intimidated by it.”
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