Environmental Science and Technology
This is a four credit course with three credit hours of lecture and one credit hour of lab each week. It is a required course for Environmental Studies and Environmental Sciences majors.
In Environmental Science and Technology, students will focus on the scientific principles and technological advances fundamental to understanding human impact on the environment. The course will include discussion of how human activities modify the environment and how technology contributes to, as well as reduces, this impact. Topics include applications of biotechnology to biodiversity loss, chemical and biological waste remediation, water treatment and purification, and renewable energy sources and technologies. The course will have an interdisciplinary approach that ties together the political, social, economic, and ethical aspects of environmental studies and science. It has a strong global perspective. While Environmental Science and Technology is intended for environmental science and studies majors, it is open to others with a serious interest.