Introduction to Environmental Science

This course gives students a basic understanding of the scientific aspects of environmental issues, thus enabling them to engage in current environmental debates more intelligently. More specifically, this course explores the functions and services provided by healthy ecosystems and humanity’s impact on the natural world. This course discusses from a scientific viewpoint some of the major threats to the world’s ecosystems (such as overpopulation, pollution, biodiversity loss, climate change, and overexploitation). Students will also learn how the scientific method is applied to the study of these problems as society seeks solutions.

Credits: 3 Cr.