Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ENV 145 - Nations and the Global Environment

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Global environmental issues discussed from the perspective of how these problems relate to each student. Emphasis on the geological, biological, and human history of Earth: trends in global climate (including the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion), species diversity (including episodes of mass extinction), human demography, international energy policies, global distribution of resources (including famine, lifeboat “ethics,” and politics of “north vs. south”). Discussion of sustainable development of tropical forest, savanna, and marine ecosystems. Readings from texts and current literature.

Prerequisite: None.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Campbell