15 Credits for 10 students. Coordinator: William Brown
If you are concerned about environmental issues, like the outdoors, or just want to know and explore more about the area, this FIG is for you! The ES FIG provides a full semester’s worth of courses (14 credits) that explore the environment, while also fulfilling general education requirements. In addition to course work, on most Fridays throughout the semester, students and faculty take a series of fieldtrips into the Adirondack Park and surrounding areas, to examine water, air, and soil quality, as well as to understand the social dimensions that shape the local environment. There is a lab fee of $25 to defray travel and entrance fees. Student athletes, and others with structured obligations, should note that late afternoon classes, Friday fieldtrips, and one weekend excursion could conflict with other obligations.
91933 COMP 101 Writing & Critical Thinking 4 Cr. TuTh 11-12:15 p.m. Tiernan, T.
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.
91687 ENVR 110 Intro to Environmental Studies 3 Cr. TuTh 2-3:15 p.m. van Hooreweghe, K.
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of environmental issues. Historical and contemporary views of the environment and potential solutions to current environmental problems will be explored. Special focus on the Adirondacks. Satisfies General Education FC requirement.
91935 BIOL 111 Adirondack Ecology & Natural History 3 Cr. TuTh 9:30-10:45 a.m. Brown, W.
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.
91803 ARTS 142 Basic Photography 4 Cr. MW 1-3:20 p.m. Infante, N.
No previous art training required. Creative problems in black and-white photography. Camera instruction, photographic development and printing techniques introduced. Lectures and slide presentations address relevant theoretical, historical and critical concepts. 35 mm camera required. As demand warrants. Satisfies General Education AE requirement.
90774 FY 100 First Year Success Seminar 1 Cr. W 3:30-4:20 p.m. Rapczynski, J.
A one-credit course 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 FIG’s theme.