sus300 | undergraduate

Environmental Sustainability

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Students will be presented with a broad treatment of the preservation and efficient use of resources as well as methods of reversing current resource consumption. Topics will include sustainable practices, population growth, hydrologic cycle, water treatment processes, waste management, alternative energies, and energy efficient home or building design.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Alternative Energies and Sustainable Design

    • Analyze current alternative energies.
    • Propose alternative designs.
    • Explain the application of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) to sustainable design.

    Waste Management

    • Assess alternative strategies to manage waste.
    • Explain the impact of waste on global sustainability.
    • Compare current methods of recycling, reducing, and reusing waste.

    Sustainability of Water

    • Assess the effect of the hydrologic cycle on water supplies.
    • Describe the importance of water.
    • Describe basic treatment processes for contaminated waters.

    Introduction to Sustainability

    • Assess the economic and sociopolitical dimensions of sustainability.
    • Determine the need for local and global cooperation.

    Sustainable Land and Food

    • Examine sustainability issues involved in global food supply.
    • Describe the major threats to land sustainability.
    • Explain the characteristics of a sustainable food supply.
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