This course investigates how human activities impact the earth's environment on a local, national, and global scale. Topics covered include the scientific method, population, fresh water resources, air and water pollution, climate change, energy, biodiversity, food security, solid waste management and sustainable living. As Lowell is often described as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, we will also examine the development, consequences, and cleanup in the context of Lowell MA. This course satisfies the required Breadth of Knowledge (BOK) STEM Perspective (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) (STEM).
Co-req: ENVI.1120L Global Environmental Studies Lab.