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.

Location:
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.

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

Upcoming course dates, supplies lists and more:
Visit our field schools page.