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MERRITT COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES
SPRING 2014   

Environmental Racism and Justice        
ENVMT 12 (3 Units) Code: 24332
Nehanda Imara
Thurs 6:30-9:20 PM (1/23-5/22)
Location: M-A 214
American and global environmental policy and ethics
concentrating on their
impact on minorities and people
of color: Unequal environmental protection;
the politics of pollution, race and waste dumping; and the intersection
of the Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Movements
with an emphasis
on civil rights, social justice, white supremacy, and the impact of the Environmental
Movement on people of color.

Introduction to Healthy Community Systems
ENVMT 16 (3 Units) Code: 24333
Ralston
Tues 6:30-9:20 PM (2/5-5/20)  
Self Reliant House
Introduction to healthy community systems and their impact on both
human and environmental health: Exploration of how “health for all” can
be built into neighborhoods and urban plans and policies; includes
field projects.

Urban Agro Ecology
ENVMT 35 (3 units) Code: 21971
Wed 6:00-9:30 PM  (2/5-4/21)
Ko
levzon and Geathers
Self Reliant House
Introduction to the expanding production and distribution
of healthy food and environmentally sustainable agriculture in and
near cities: Organic and intensive agriculture, field methods, policy,
economy, ecology, and equity.

From Tree to Sea: A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section
ENVMT 40 (3 units) Code: 21967
Begins 3/15
Sat 10 AM-4:30 PM (3/15-5/17)
Ceridwyn
Self Reliant House
Introduction to the outdoor environment of the San
Francisco Bay watershed and
nearby sites:  Field study of ecosystems of the bay, hills, forest lands, creeks and wetlands;
and explorations of sustainable cultural, ecotourism, and economic uses of the Bay
environment.


MERRITT COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES
SUMMER / FALL 2014

Environmental Careers
ENVMT 1 (1 Unit)
Code 42441
Robin Freeman
SRH; Merritt Campus

4 Mondays 6:30-9:30 pm 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 9/30, 10/6
1 Sun. 10-12, 12:30-4:30 9/14

Career development strategies and exploration of what is available in emerging
environmental fields such as green business, energy, transit, waste management,
watershed protection, and environmental technologies
.

Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems
ENVMT 2 (3 Units
) Code 42519
Wendy Wheeler
SRH; Merritt Campus
              
Wed 6:30-9:20 PM 9/
4-12/11
Interdisciplinary study of the impact of human civilization on the earth’s major ecological
systems: Issues examined in historic, contemporary, and future settings, including Western
and non-Western contexts; material presented from a theoretical point of view, with a
focus on
core concepts and methods related to ecology, sustainability, human population,
natural
resources, wastes and pollution; reflection of how human economic, political, and
ethical
behaviors are inextricably interwoven with the environment; and presentation of
environmental
career options.

Social Policy in Agriculture
ENVMT 3 (3 units)  
Grey Kolevzon
SRH; Merritt Campus, Field
Wed 2:30
PM-5:20PM  9/10-12/10
Sat 10:00-Noon 12:30-4:00 PM  
11/15-11/22
Exploration of how culture influences our relationship to gardens, food and the landscape:
Investigation of the symbolic, social, and cultural role of edible gardens in diverse cultures.  
Includes field trips to various Oakland gardens.

Introduction to Green Building and Design
ENVMT 20 (3 units)            
Leslie Geathers, Robin Freeman, Nick Bertulis
SRH; Merritt Campus, Field                                            
Thur  6:30-9:20 PM  
9/4-12/11
Sat  
9:00-Noon- 12:30-5:30 PM  10/11-10/18
Introduction to green, regenerative, and natural building materials and renovation utilizing
resource conservation; solar, wind, and renewable energy systems; solid waste
management
and recycling; landscape design, water catchment and conservation;
building rating systems.


Introduction to Green Building Lab
ENVMT 20L (3 units)
Code 44106
Nick Bertulis

SRH; Merritt Campus, Field

Sat 9am-noon; 12:30-
5:30pm
10/25-12/6
Hands on use of skills: A real world field course that identifies and works with the green
building and design principles discussed in ENVMT 20.



OTHER RECOMMENDED SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES:
Please refer to the general 2014 course catalogue for more information.






WE HAVE NEW ENVMT DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES: See the most recent
catalog for new, simplified certificates or view them on our webpage
here.
Environmental Management and Technology
at Merritt College
Spring 2014/ Summer & Fall 2014
Environmental Class Schedule