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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Course Number: ENVS-305

Course Description: An application of the physical sciences, principally the earth sciences, to understanding human impact on the earth, including such topics as radioactivity, nuclear power and nuclear waste, hazards from earthquakes, volcanoes, mining and toxic chemical wastes, water pollution, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, desertification, and problems posed by increasing urbanization and intensive agriculture. 3 credits (NW)

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