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BIOL 1440 Sustaining the Biosphere (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Environmental problems and their solutions occur at the intersection of natural systems and the human systems that manipulate the natural world. The course will provide students with an integrated understanding of human systems that affect nature. Topics will include climate, air and water pollution, economics and urbanization, food and agriculture, population growth, biodiversity, waste management and health and toxicology. Sustainability, personal responsibility and a proactive approach to involvement in solutions to current environmental crises will be emphasized. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in biology or biochemistry.


Instructor(s): Laura Hake

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Students must also register for the Sustaining the Biosphere Discussion Section (BIOL 1501).


Last Updated: 16-Dec-15