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ENVR11011  Environmental Science A

This course aims to develop an awareness of the value of the application of scientific knowledge and methods to problems of environmental concern. This course is designed to be of interest to both non-science and science majors. It is strongly recommended that students without a science background undertake a bridging program (see note). Topics covered are: the environment, human population, resources and pollution; evolution of agricultural systems and their environmental impact; ecosystems, community structure and genetic diversity; structure of the atmosphere and air pollution; energy - alternate sources and conservation; and nuclear power and environmental consequences.

Note: Students who do not have a strong background in biology, chemistry, or physics or who have been away from study for an extended period are strongly recommended to take a science bridging program such as: IntroBiol, IntroChem, IntroPhysics, Unilearn Biology; or Unilearn Chemistry.

Text: Botkin, D.B., & Keller, E.A.,Environmental Science, Earth as a Living Planet, 3rd ed., John Wiley, 2000.

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