ENV200 Introduction to Environmental Science
[3–0, 3 cr.]
This is an introduction to the environmental problems and challenges facing humankind. Global problems will be directly related to issues facing the regional and local environment. The course covers environmental problems and their causes, ecosystems and how they work, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, species extinction, air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, solid waste disposal, renewable energy technologies, and applications to alleviate environmental problems. Case studies will be presented and potential solutions will be attempted. The course includes field trips.