Jun 21, 2024  
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BIOL 381 - A Planet in Crisis


Course Career Undergraduate
Units 3
Approved Hours 3-0-0
Fee index 6
Faculty Science
Department Biological Sciences
Typically Offered first term

Description
This course examines how humankind’s collective activities, including altering the climate, have significantly affected the natural planetary balance. We will discuss human population growth and unsustainable resource use; the movement of pollutants through the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere; the impacts these stressors have on ecosystem services and human health; and how certain impacts have been and can be mitigated by environmental policies and laws. Groups of students will produce a short video documentary on a topic related to how humans impact their environment. Prerequisite: BIOL 208.