This course will introduce concepts of natural resource management and how management of these resources affects the quality of life for both current and future generations. The course will present examples of misuse of resources as well as current management practices that result in conservation and more sustainable use of natural resources. Students will gain an appreciation for the challenges faced by managers as they examine the economic and environmental aspects of resource management.
Environmental Studies II: Pollution and Climate Change (ENV‑222) Year 3 or 4 standing
Environmental Studies II: Pollution and Climate Change
As a general introduction to environmental science, the course will deal with some of the chemical and physical processes within creation and discuss the impact of humans on the biosphere. Topics will include the following: element cycles, energy, air pollution, and climate change. Includes a weekly three-hour lab. Materials fee applies.