Environmental Studies 2

17 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 (16 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.  ES FIG II also includes a Backpacking component that teaches students how to prepare for hiking through the backcountry.  The Backpacking course requires a camping trip over the Fall break.  There is a materials/lab fee of $85 to defray travel and entrance fees.  Student athletes, and others with structured obligations, should note that late afternoon classes, Friday fieldtrips, weekend excursions and the Fall break trip could conflict with other obligations. 

91982 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.
91983 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.

91981 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.

91980 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.

Additional Information: No previous art training required.  The course addresses creative problems in digital photography. Camera instruction, Photoshop manipulation and digital printing techniques are introduced.  Lectures and slide presentations address relevant theoretical, historical and design concepts.  Digital camera required.

91990 WILD 240 Backpacking 2 Cr. MW 8-8:50 a.m. Simon, M.
Introduction to Leave No Trace camping skills, clothing/equipment selection and use, food planning/expedition nutrition, map interpretation are among topics covered. Culminates in a four-day backpacking trip. Satisfies General Education 1 PE activity credit. Counts for academic credit.

91979 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.