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ENSC 501

Environmental Science Field Course II

Course dates/duration:
Ten full days prior to start of regular fall lectures.

Course description:
This course is focused on anthropogenic disturbances to aquatic, atmospheric, and terrestrial systems.

The course is run out of the University of Calgary and involves field trips to sites that are or have been impacted by forest clear-cutting, water pollution, drilling waste, etc. Each site visit will be accompanied by a lecture and/or a discussion of the issues (sociological, economic, chemical and ecological) and the impacts of each site and, where applicable, potential reclamation/remediation strategies.

Course structure:
ENSC 501 involves lectures held on campus, as well as multiple field trips in the Calgary area led by environmental science instructors and/or experts in the field. Written assignments are required; they are usually due at the beginning of November.

This course is restricted to environmental science students. The course prerequisite is ENSC 401.

Upcoming course dates, supplies lists and more:
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