Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

ENV-250 Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change draws from various scientific disciplines to explore the causes of, consequences of, and solutions to global-scale environmental issues affecting our planet and societies. The focus of this course is a study of Earth as a complex system and the role that natural and human influences play (and have played) in changing the Earth system throughout geologic and human history. This course provides an in-depth investigation of the science behind climate change, its history on our planet, the impact of humans on the climate system, the impact of climate change on humans and the natural world, and how the world has responded to and is preparing for climate change impacts. Also addressed are other pressing global environmental changes effecting Earth’s oceans, soils, biodiversity, and atmosphere. Students in this course should be comfortable solving problems using computation, using computers or datasets to generate data, and visually interpreting or representing data. This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.
Prerequisites ENG-111  and MAT-174 , MAT-181 , or MAT-194 .
Gen. Ed. Course Yes
Mass Transfer Course Yes
Credits: 4