env100t | undergraduate
Principles Of Environmental Science
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Introduction to Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Policy
- List the major themes in environmental science.
- Identify the major factors in determining human impact on the environment.
- Recognize why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
- Examine sustainable development and sustainable consumption.
- Examine environmental policy.
- Discuss Environmental Policy Act and its importance in protecting the environment.
Ecosystems and Human Populations
- Examine the flow of energy in ecosystems.
- Examine the living and nonliving components of a biome.
- Investigate the concepts of natural selection and succession to a changing ecosystem.
- Recognize how environmental hazards affect human population.
- Examine the factors that produce changes in population size.
- Identify the environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization.
- Identify types of minerals and the properties of soil.
- Identify the types of forestry, rangeland, resources, and management strategies.
- List the effects of human activities on natural resources.
- Rationalize a sustainable plan for addressing an environmental issue.
Pollution and Waste
- Identify air and water pollutants.
- Determine the effects of pollutants on human, plant, and animal life.
- Recognize the effects of human activities on a water resource.
- List alternative solutions for waste management.
- Examine the value of biological diversity.
- Determine the impact of fossil fuels on the environment.
- Identify alternative energy resources and their potential to replace fossil fuels.
- Recognize challenges associated with energy resource management.
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