Sustainability Focused

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This course is sustainability-focused because it concentrates on sustainability, including its social, economic and environmental dimensions, or examines an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens. The course provides valuable grounding in the concepts and principles of sustainability.  Fifty percent or more of the course content focuses on at least one of the enumerated sustainability criteria. 

Natural Disasters

Lecture, three hours. Natural disasters are natural processes that adversely affect humans. By examining these processes students develop a basic understanding of Earth’s physical environment. Topics include: tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, severe weather, flooding, climate change, mass extinctions and impacts with space objects.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Health and Global Environmental Change

Lecture, three hours. Overview of scientific underpinnings of global environmental change and human health consequences. Provides students with an understanding of the fundamental dependency of human health on global environmental integrity. Encourages disciplinary cross-fertilization through interaction of students in environmental, health, and policy sciences. Prerequisite: at least one upper-division course in environmental science, public health, environmental policy, and/or environmental management, or consent of instructor.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Environmental and Public Health Policy

Lecture, three hours. Examines factors involved in shaping public health and environmental policy. Topics include the role of science in public health policy, the function of governmental regulatory agencies, citizen participation, and economic and sociopolitical aspects of controlling infectious diseases and regulating carcinogens.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Nuclear Environments

Lecture, three hours. Understanding the impact of the nuclear age on the environment and human health through the interrelated developments of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. The early years of weapon development, catastrophic environmental pollution, perils of nuclear power in the U.S. and Russia.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Environmental Health Science

Lecture, three hours. Focuses on processes of exposure to environmental toxins/agents and their impact to human health and the environment. Media transport, exposure assessment, susceptibility, behavior, and health effect of several toxins are discussed. Public Health Sciences and Public Health Policy majors have first consideration for enrollment.
Department: 
PUBHLTH

Environmental Studies

Introduces students to the Earth as a system, the physical and biological resources on the planet, and the impact of humanity on those resources.
Department: 
UNI STU

Water

The sequence begins in fall by addressing water from an scientific and engineering perspective (global issues, land-sea interactions and urban water), then moves in winter to an historical case study of the Himalayan watershed and its impact on Asia’s water, and culminates in spring quarter by exploring water policy with the overall theme of water as a contested resource across space, time, and peoples. Wherever possible, examples are drawn from the local environment.
Department: 
UNI STU

Environmental Sustainability I

Provides an introduction to sustainability from different points of view; historical, scientific, political, ethical, and economic. Same as Planning, Policy, and Design 131.
Department: 
EARTHSS

Issues in Environmental Law and Policy

Treatment of legal and policy strategies for promoting environmental protection and deterring environmental degradation within the context of other societal objectives. Topical approach with a focus on problems of special interest to criminologists and to environmental policy specialists. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Same as Planning, Policy, and Design 252.
Department: 
CRM/LAW

Coastal Ecology

Examines the ecological processes of the coastal environment. Investigates the causes of coastal ecosystem degradation and strategies to restore the ecosystem balance or prevent further coastal ecosystem health degradation. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A-B or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Concurrent with CEE167.
Department: 
ENGRCEE

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