Course Descriptions

ENVR_SCI 201 Earth: A Habitable Planet

Overview of the physical processes governing environmental systems, from lithosphere to hydrosphere to atmosphere. Physical science perspectives on current debates such as those over water resources, energy, and climate change.

ENVR_SCI 202 The Health of the Biosphere

Dimensions of the ecological niche; growth and regulation of populations; interactions among populations; community structure and diversity; conservation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 132 (formerly CHEM 103) or equivalent.

ENVR_SCI 203 Energy and the Environment

An introduction to the science and engineering behind sustainable energy production and the mitigation of its environmental impacts. Prerequisites: CHEM 132 (formerly CHEM 103) or 171 or equivalent, MATH 224 or equivalent.

ENVR_SCI 390 Special topics in Environmental Sciences

Lecture course on environmental science topics of interest to students and faculty. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

ENVR_SCI 399 Independent Study

Special problems under direct supervision of a faculty advisor. Comprehensive report required. Open with consent of Program Director.