Earth & Environment

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2019 website are pending approval.

College of Arts & Sciences

Crises of Planet Earth

CAS ES 105

After covering the origin of the universe, earth, and life, the course examines two topics: natural hazards, including earthquakes and volcanoes; and human impacts on Earth, including climate change, ozone depletion, pollution, and increasing demands on mineral and energy resources. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Quantitative Reasoning I, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 2 (July 1-August 9)

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Introduction to Climate and Earth System Science

CAS ES 107

Introduction to Earth as an integrated system composed of interacting biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere subsystems. Major themes include earth system stability, instability, and capacity for change on all time scales, including human-induced climate change. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Quantitative Reasoning I, Research and Information Literacy. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800; lab fee: $200; total charge: $3000

Summer 1 (May 21-June 28)

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Environmental Change and Sustainability

CAS GE 100

Introduces natural and social science concepts that underlie global environmental change and sustainability. Topics include climate change, biodiversity, energy, water, pollution, deforestation, agriculture, population growth. Sustainable development illustrated with ecological footprint based on student's lifestyle. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Social Inquiry I, Ethical Reasoning. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Research for Environmental Agencies and Organizations

CAS GE 532

Prereq: junior standing or consent of instructor. Students gain professional experience by working in teams on research projects that assist environmental and public health officials in achieving the missions of their agencies. Research areas may include solar energy, environmental justice, toxics, water quality, and lead poisoning. 2 cr. Tuition: $1400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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