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Environmental Science Systems

Environmental Science Systems Program


CURRICULUM
BIO 191: General Biology
BIO 230: General Ecology
BIO 335: Biodiversity
ESS 121: Global Rseources
ESS 127, 128 or 129: Global Ecosystems
ESS 205: Physical Geology
ESS 320: Earth's Surface
ESS 458: Global Climate Systems
ESS 490 or 499: Internship or Research
Major Electives
Supporting Chemistry, Physics and Math

Sample Courses


BIO/ESS 348 – Earth's Global Environment: Iceland

BIO/ESS 127 - Earth's Global Environment: Galapagos

BIO 128: Global Ecosystems - Costa Rica

BIO/ESS 129  Global Ecosystems: North America


BIO/ESS 348 – Earth's Global Environment: Iceland

Instructors: David Smith and Lawrence Tanner
Department of Biological Sciences

Understanding Earth’s ecological environment requires study of the delicate balance between geological, biological, climatologic and anthropogenic processes. This introductory course offers you the opportunity to study these fundamental processes in Iceland, a country where the fragile nature of this environment, and the processes that shape it, are readily observed.

 

BIO/ESS 127 - Earth's Global Environment: Galapagos

 Instructors: Drs. David Smith and Lawrence Tanner

This introductory course offers students the opportunity to study the delicate balance between geological, biological, climatologic and anthropogenic processes in shaping the Earth environment and controlling the process of evolution. The Galapagos are a unique locale where the fragile nature of the environment, the processes that shape it, and the unique nature of its inhabitants are readily observed. Additionally, the historic significance of this locale in the development of one of the most fundamental of all scientific theories will be explored fully.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIO 128: Global Ecosystems - Costa Rica

Instructor: Dr. Lawrence Tanner

The exotic beauty of Costa Rica draws thousands of tourists. This small country, bordering both the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean, has a wide array of natural wonders ranging from rain and cloud forests to spectacular (and quite active) volcanoes. As tourists have grown tired of crowded beaches and commercialized resorts, which often accompany popular vacation spots, the interest in unaltered, environmental attractions has risen greatly, with Costa Rica at the forefront of the ecotourism industry.

Student Research in Costa Rica

Student Research in Costa Rica

Student Research in Costa Rica

Student Research in Costa Rica

 BIO/ESS 129  Global Ecosystems: North America

Instructors: Drs. David Smith and Lawrence Tanner

This intro-level field course offers students the opportunity to study the fundamentals of ecosystem and earth science, with specific reference to North America. This study involves comparison of the Adirondacks and low and high-altitude deserts of Arizona. Field-based learning activities examine the geological and ecological processes that determine the structure and function of these two systems.


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For information about major requirements and course descriptions, please see the Le Moyne College catalog.

For information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Core webpage.

For information about the Integral Honors program, please visit the Honors Program webpage.

For information about study abroad and internship opportunities, please visit the Career Advising and Development webpage.

For information about student research opportunities at Le Moyne and the annual Student Scholars Day, please visit the Student Research webpage.

For information about the Division of Arts & Sciences, please visit the Arts and Sciences homepage.