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Course level: Undergraduate
This course will examine the impact of human activity on the environment. Students will examine a variety of environmental issues influenced by human activity, including the development and impact of global climate change on Earth.
- ENV/100 – Principles of Environmental Science or equivalent
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- Identify human activities that negatively affect vegetation.
- Describe ways to improve soil quality.
- Explain the role humans play in altering the physical environment.
- Analyze causes and effects of water pollution.
- Identify human contributions to the changes of rivers, lakes, and oceans.
- Compare rural and urban climate zones.
- Relate greenhouse gases and global warming to pollution.
- Explain the effects of climate change on the biosphere and the physical environment.
- Compare and contrast global population trends.
- Identify environmental effects of urbanization.
- Explain the role humans have in animal decline.
- Analyze the human connection to hydrologic changes.
- Explain the effect of global warming on the main components of the cryosphere.
- Evaluate the global effect of future changes of drylands.