BIOL 350 - Global Environmental Complexities

This course begins as an introductory environmental science course that introduces fundamental concepts such as what is science, what is a species, evolution and adaptation, photosynthesis and energy, what are natural resources, what is an environment and what benefits does society gain from the environment, etc. In the second section, once the foundations are established the class moves into looking at how humans historically managed natural resources and the environment and how these management philosophies have changed over time. The final section of the class looks at current and future ecological problems that humans are or will face across the globe. In sections 2 and 3 the focus of the class goes beyond just the science to explore the impacts of technological advancements, global commerce (market demand), governmental regulations, and societal pressure on the global environment as well as environmental injustice and environmental racism.

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Last updated: 05/23/2022