0 Environment and Society (ENST 201) Online

Environment and Society (ENST 201) Online

August 25, 2021

Are you curious about environmental issues, but feel like there’s so much to learn and so much you don’t know? Are you interested in learning how to be a better steward of God’s creation? Ever wonder why environmental problems are so complicated? What’s really causing the environmental challenges we face today and what can be done about them?

Environment and Society provides answers to these questions (and many others) by providing an introduction to understanding the complex relationship between human society and the natural world. We will examine a variety of causes and consequences of environmental challenges, and will evaluate possible solutions from social, political, scientific, and ethical perspectives. The course serves as an excellent introduction to creation care and environmental stewardship for those looking to increase their understanding of these critical issues. It also functions as the introductory course for a degree in environmental studies.

Starting September 1, 2021

This 8-week course will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET and will run through October 20. Class recordings will be made available to registered participants to watch asynchronously.

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Course Cost

  • For Credit: $392/credit-hour
  • Audit: $150/course
  • Webinar: Free access to live-sessions


For Credit Audit Webinar
Cost $392/Credit Hour $150/Course Free
View Live or On-Demand Yes Yes Yes
Readings Access Yes Yes Yes
Moodle Access (Online Learning Platform) Yes Yes No
Transcript Available Yes Yes No
Graded Assignments Required Yes No No
Counts toward Degree Requirements Yes No No

What will you learn?

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain how a complex set of human values, behaviors, and patterns has contributed to global environmental problems
  • Evaluate the role of the social sciences in understanding and responding to environmental challenges.
  • Clearly communicate numerous examples of how human society is being negatively impacted by environmental degradation
  • Assess the efficacy of potential solutions to environmental challenges by weighing both their positive and negative outcomes on human society.