ESOH 140 Sustainability: An Introduction

This course introduces students to the goals, principles, and practical applications of sustainability. This course will examine the major environmental and social issues and trends happening in modern society from a multidisciplinary perspective. The students will learn how to understand the complex confluence of social systems and natural resource systems. Topics will include the intellectual origins of sustainability, environmental law and regulation, pollution, water, climate, energy and public health. The course introduces perspectives from the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities, engineering, and professional disciplines and explores how their interconnection increases the prospects for a sustainable future.