Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to sustainability with emphasis on environmental component, including Earth's physical, chemical, and biological processes as related to resource demands and management. Examination of application of scientific method in helping to understand and solve sustainability problems. Case studies illustrating how natural and social scientists work on environmental sustainability issues. Focus on global climate change, biodiversity, pollution, and water and energy resources presented in context of creating sustainable human society that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially just and equitable. Letter grading.
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