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Fall 2017 Adirondack Experience Courses

The program includes four courses (12 credits) in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, along with a first year success seminar - fulfilling several general education requirements.

ENVR 110 Intro to Environmental Studies 3 Cr. MW 2-3:15pm 
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of environmental issues.  Historical and contemporary views of wilderness and the environment and potential solutions to current environmental problems will be explored. Special focus on the Adirondacks. Satisfies General Education FC requirement.

BIOL 111 Adirondack Ecology & Natural History 3 Cr. TuTh 9:30-10:45am 
Explores general ecological principles and the relationship between organisms and their environment. Natural history and identification of Adirondack plants, animals and ecosystems is incorporated through lecture, field studies and individual projects. Satisfies General Education SB requirement.

COMP 101 Writing & Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15pm, plus 1 hr tba
Encourages development of writing, critical thinking and the use of information resources. Addresses how language permits communication, shapes thought and changes through time.  Satisfies General Education FW requirement.

FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 2 Cr. W 4:40-5:55pm 
Meeting once a week and offering an excellent introduction to the College’s resources and how to succeed in the difficult transition from high school to college life and work. Integrated with the environmental and local region theme.

FIELD TRIPS F 9:00am-5:00pm  A highlight of the Adirondack Experience, field trips in the Adirondacks provide a great way to integrate the classes through applied learning.  There are eight required field trips, and one overnight.

Note: Students are required to take all four courses in the Adirondack Experience and participate in all field trips, but may register for additional courses outside of the program if they chose.

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