The Environmental Science minor offers students the opportunity to achieve scientific literacy in the broad field of environmental science which focuses on the complex interactions of humans and the environment.
This course provides an interdisciplinary focus on the interactions between humans and the environment. Topics of consideration include an overview of ecosystems; population growth; species extinction and preservation; air, water, and soil pollution and control; agriculture and world food production; and preservation, conservation, and sustainable resource management. Specific case studies will be considered as well as the view of different cultures toward their physical surroundings.
Topics in geochemistry, crystal structure, and the molecular nature of minerals and ores introduce students to the physical nature of soils and rocks. Plate tectonics and continental drift provide a holistic model of the evolution and dynamic nature of the earth's geology and climate. A survey of planetary geology widens this model to include consideration of other planets. A student project is required. This course meets for four hours weekly in order to integrate laboratory experiences.
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