ILS 126 Spring 2020

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In this course, we position ourselves with our feet on the UW-Madison campus and ask questions about the energy we use to heat and cool our buildings, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the electricity we use to power lights and appliances, the goods we purchase, and the waste we create.
Ultimately, the goal of this course is to give you the tools to see the world around you in new ways, noticing things you may have missed and encouraging you to seek paths that both care for yourself and for all with whom you share this planet.
Through concrete, contextualized experiences (lab investigations and field trips), we'll make the invisible visible. Using the campus as a microcosm, you will encounter global environmental problems and solutions at the scale of our campus, which can then translate to the wider world.