In this course, students examine the Earth as a system of integrated biogeochemical cycles (such as water, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur). Students come to understand these cycles by integrating relevant aspects of biology, geology, chemistry, and physics. Students learn how human activities can affect these natural biogeochemical cycles and inquire into potential system reaction to such impacts. This course also introduces students to the ways in which science is integrated into the interdisciplinary process of environmental studies.
Prerequisites: Students who have ENVR 105 transfer credit may not take this course.