September 2, 2011
Welcome to the USC Dornsife College’s ENST 320a: Water and Soil Sustainability course blog. It is a space for students to evaluate and discuss regional and global environmental issues as they relate to science, policy, and justice. Blog topics will focus on a range of environments, both terrestrial and marine, and organisms, from microbes to animals.
Water and Soil Sustainability is a requirement for all students enrolled in the Environmental Studies major. Each of our graduates must demonstrate the ability to write effectively and reflect about complex environmental problems for both specialist and general audiences. Over the last two years, students have written ad hoc blog posts as part of ENST field experiences.
This academic year marks the first time student blogging has been incorporated into the ENST 320a curriculum. New blog entries will be posted weekly over the course of the Fall 2011 semester. Follow us as we explore a range of environmental issues related to water and soil and their impacts on humans and the environment.
About the instructor: Dr. David W. Ginsburg (Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Biology) is the instructor of record for the course. He is a Lecturer and Graduate Advisor in the USC Dornsife College Environmental Studies program.