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.
- 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
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.