Fall 2007

Environmental Science: Case Studies

Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-09


James W. Hagadorn (Section 01)


Industrialized society has been a major agent of environmental change. In this course, we will examine environmental issues by first examining processes that operate in natural systems and then assessing how we have modified such systems. Analysis of several environmental case studies will be used as a vehicle to understand the scientific issues associated with environmental change. Topics will include pollution, natural resources, global warming, landscape denudation, and habitat change. Data from the scientific literature will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture each week. First semester. Professor Hagadorn.

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