ENVS 202 - Foundations In Environmental Science II
(3cr) This course introduces fundamental concepts in environmental studies, with specific focus on energy, earth systems and human resource utilization. Students explore interactions between humans and earth’s abiotic resources, examining topics such as natural resource extraction, renewable and non-renewable energy production, hydrologic resource use and associated global environmental impacts. Human-induced environmental issues such as global climate change, non-renewable resource consumption and toxic and solid waste production are discussed, as well as key governmental policies around these issues. Concepts are framed within a social context that reveals how humans of different cultures and geographical regions both contribute to and experience various environmental problems differentially. Previously titled Dimensions of Environmental Science II (4cr). Corequisite: ENVS 202L, or permission of Department Chair.
CORE CODES: LS
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