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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS 11000 - Science, Society & Environment

Course Credit: 1
SCIENCE, SOCIETY AND ENVIRONMENT This course introduces students to the fundamental processes of the flow and cycling of key components of the biosphere - with a focus on carbon and water - and how such processes underlie the most important environmental problems of our time. We discuss the natural stocks and cycles and how they are disrupted by human activity, either by overdrawing existing resources (depletion) or overburdening natural waste processing mechanisms (pollution). Simultaneously students will practice the skills necessary to translate these concepts for a general audience, through a variety of writing, audio recording, and oral presentation projects. Emphasis will also be given to reading other outstanding pieces of environmental writing. Annually. [W]