EVSP180 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 semester hours)

This course will give students the opportunity to learn and connect with the central issues in environmental science, from ecological to social to economic considerations. The basic concepts of ecology, geography, chemistry, economics, ethics, policy, and many other disciplines will be used to examine the overarching role that humans play in our planetary environmental problems, successes, and solutions. Assignments will allow students to collect and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data regarding the human-environment relationship. Lifestyle examination, ethical considerations, and critical analysis of individual contributions to local and global impacts in regards to environmental sustainability will be emphasized. This is a course primarily for a non-scientist.