sci256 | undergraduate
People, Science And The Environment
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Environmental Science and Human Population
- Explain the concept of carrying capacity and the implication a changing human population may have on the environment.
- Explain how individual choices affect natural ecosystems.
- Describe the historical development of the environmental movement.
- Explain the role of science in environmental decision-making.
Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Change
- Describe the structure and function of ecosystems.
- Associate how humans affect the cycling of matter in ecosystems.
- Examine the implication of species interactions on ecosystems.
Natural Resources and Energy
- Examine how the human population affects natural resources.
- Describe water supply, use, and management.
- Describe how agricultural practices impact the environment.
- Compare fossil fuels with alternative energy resources.
- Examine sustainable practices for natural resource management and energy use.
- Examine the various types and sources of environmental pollution.
- Determine the effects of environmental pollution on human and ecosystem health.
- Explain the greenhouse effect, climate change, and its effects.
- Identify treatments and preventative measures for environmental pollution.
Environmental Choices and Policies
- Evaluate the role of economics in environmental issues.
- Explain how cities function as systems and ways to make them more livable and sustainable.
- Describe the effect of lifestyle choice on natural resource sustainability.
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