Spring Quarter
Lecture: two 80-min lectures per week
General Education Credits:
– Science & Engineering
– Social Sciences
– Writing Experience Literacy
Credits: 4
Instructor: E. Monier

SAS 9 – Crisis in the Environment is an interactive course that explores contemporary environmental issues, including causes, effects, and solutions to a wide range of environmental problems facing the global ecosystem. The course also integrates political, societal, and economic dimensions of these issues.

Topics covered:

  • The climate crisis
  • Forest fires and forest management
  • Acid rain
  • Mercury pollution
  • Ozone and particle pollution
  • Water crisis
  • Ocean exploitation and pollution
  • Food security
  • Environmental justice
  • Mass extinctions
  • Biodiversity loss

Documents: General Syllabus