DEA 1500 - Introduction to Environmental Psychology

(crosslisted) COGST 1500 , PSYCH 1500  
(D-HE, LAD-HE, SBA-HE) (CU-SBY)     
Fall, Summer. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with COGST 1501 /DEA 1501 /PSYCH 1501  in fall. DEA 1501   - Writing in the major (WIM) option also is available (by instructor permission) for 4 credits.

G. Evans.

Environmental Psychology is an interdisciplinary field concerned with how the physical environment and human behavior interrelate. Most of the course focuses on how residential environments and urban and natural settings affect human health and well-being. Students also examine how human attitudes and behaviors affect environmental quality. Issues of environmental justice and culture are included throughout. Hands-on projects plus exams.

Outcome 1: Provide overview of knowledge about the environment and human behavior (grounding in field).

Outcome 2: Understand cultural and life course diversity in human-environment interactions (sensitivity to diversity).

Outcome 3: Learn how to analyze problems like an environmental psychologist (develop critical thinking skill).

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