Environmental Conservation

Environmental Conservation

3 Credits
Natural Sciences

This introductory course in environmental science explores issues arising during the interactions between the natural world (biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere) and cultural world (demographics, economics, politics, and technology). Students examine such topics as air and water pollution, global climate change, energy alternatives and energy efficiency, solid and hazardous waste, loss of biodiversity, human health, food resources, effects of urbanization, and the management of public lands. Strong emphasis is placed on evaluating potential solutions to identified environmental problems.

Course Information

Delivery Method
None; Recommended completion of U416-120 Global Physical Environments with a C or better or the equivalent
Course Level
Time to Complete
Up to 6 months from registration date

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The course was very thorough and the unit assignments prepared me for the exams. The course flowed in a way that helped build an understanding of conservation in a very natural, effective, progression.

2018 Student


Course Tuition $ 981
Administrative Fee $ 75
Total Tuition and Fees $ 1056*

* Total does not include the cost of course materials. Please refer to our Tuition and Fees page for more information.

UW Tuition Waiver

If you are a full-time University of Wisconsin student, you may qualify to take our courses without paying additional tuition.

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