ESOH 100 Environment and Society

Environment and Society studies the dependency of humans on their natural environment while emphasizing conservation, sustainability, and energy efficiency. The course initially examines the structure and function of ecosystems. The course then examines man's impact upon ecosystems and public health by identifying various sources of air contaminants, water contaminants, and soil contaminants and the composition of municipal and industrial waste. The course concludes with an examination of society's use of and dependency upon energy and the fuels used to generate power and electricity, including fossil fuels, nuclear fuels, and alternative energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal). Current writings and events related to the environment are identified and discussed. Public officials and governmental bodies and processes that protect human health and the environment are also examined.




R2, GE