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

ENVS 19902 - The Science of Environmental Issues

Course Credit: 1
THE SCIENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES This course provides an overview of key environmental issues facing our society today. Topics include climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution, as well as concerns about our food, water, soil, material and energy resources. Emphasis will be on an in-depth study of the environmental science (physical, chemical and biological) informing us about the causes, connections, scope, scale, and impacts of these issues as well as the feasibility of potential solutions. Science in the context of social, political and economic perspectives on these issues will also be addressed through readings, writing assignments, and class discussions. [MNS]