This course surveys the scientific principles of environmental issues and Environmental management practices, with attention to the health of both humans and the ecosystem. Fundamental and emerging topics related to air and water
pollution, water use and management, aquatic ecosystems, energy and climate change, biodiversity, toxic substances in the environment, solid waste management, and regulatory strategies for risk assessment and environmental
management are examined. A local aquatic field trip is planned on a weekend in the fall with alternatives provided for distance students. Other optional site visits are scheduled throughout the semester.