Human Impacts on the Environment

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A study of human impacts on the environment, and the methodologies used to comprehensively evaluate them. Students will describe and predict the behavior of key anthropogenic classes of pollutants, pollution fate and transport, photochemical smog and acid rain, agricultural pollutants and eutrophication, waste management, the environmental aspects of energy use, product life cycle assessment, pollution prevention, environmental site assessment, global declines in biodiversity, and the scientific basis for climate and climate change. The laboratory will focus on developing skills in modeling, site assessment, and resource management. Prerequisite: NSCI103, EVRN131, MATH111, CHEM116.

Source: Academic Catalog 2019-20