ENV-160 Physical Environmental Systems

This interdisciplinary course introduces physical principles and processes as they apply to understanding environmental problems and issues. Dynamics of mass and energy flow in environmental systems is the main focus. Topics include: human dependence on natural resources; energy; climate, nutrient cycles, and soils; chemistry of the atmosphere and air pollution; chemistry of water pollution; solid and hazardous wastes; and the power, limitations, and roles of science and technology in society. Corequisite: ENV-160L


3 credits


ENV-160L must be taken concurrently with this course.