Introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering
This course will provide students with an introduction to environmental science and engineering by providing an overview of current environmental issues, including climate change, air pollution, and water pollution. Students critically evaluate underlying science and knowledge limitations, and explore the nexus between scientific knowledge, regulatory frameworks, and engineering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing environmental problems. The course will emphasize the interconnected biological, geological, and chemical cycles of the earth system including the multi-dimensional impacts of human activity.
Course Notes: EPS 6 is also offered as ESE 6. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Atmosphere(s) and Oceans.
Recommended Prep: The course presumes basic knowledge in chemistry, physics, and mathematics at the high school level. Students will acquire additional skills and knowledge in these areas, as applied to environmental problems, as well as learning basic data analysis and coding skills.
Jointly Offered with:Faculty of Arts & Sciences as ESE 6