Principles of Sustainability I: Introduction
ENVIRON X 400
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This course lays the foundation for the study of global sustainability by providing a basic understanding of environmental systems and the interrelationship and effect of humans upon the environment.
What you can learn.
- Gain a fundamental understanding of sustainability
- Explore sustainability issues
- Identify and implement effective solutions
- Learn how to evaluate the viability of sustainability strategies
About this course:
This introductory survey lays the foundation for the study of global sustainability. With universal principles as a broad framework, the course provides a basic understanding of environmental systems and the interrelationship and effect of humans upon the environment. Topics include a historical overview of sustainability and the current problems and issues, an overview of earth's physical and biological systems and the impact of environmental issues like climate change on these systems, an examination of environmental and urban issues and strategies, and tools to investigate and analyze sustainable environmental practices.