This course is taught in conjunction with the Environmental Science class offered through the science department. We will focus on educating students to become discerning and actively engaged citizens regarding a range of environmental dilemmas. By examining the foundational science of energy, water, air, and soil processes, students will acquire key building blocks from which to explore various environmental policies. While traditional methods, such as labs, essays, and discussions will be essential to the learning process, the course will include off-campus site visits, guest lectures, and individual investigations. Recommended co-enrollment: Environmental Science (all year); Revolution in the Middle East (spring semester).