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    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

BS 276 - Introduction to Environmental Science


This is an introductory course in environmental science. It is intended for any student who wants to gain a background in the major environmental issues of our present time. It will cover the issues of world population expansion, sustainability, and basic ecological principles in the context of energy issues, water and mineral resource issues, biodiversity, agricultural issues, and suburban sprawl. Pollution of the air we breathe and the water we drink will also be discussed. We will also examine the issues of solid waste disposal and the economics of environmental issues.
 

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisites: BS 119 and BS 120 or BS 133 and BS 135 or BS 137)

Credits: 3