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BI5600 - Current Environmental Issues

Credits: 3

In this course students and faculty examine the main issues that face ecologists, biologists and policy-makers regarding the health of the biosphere. The current state of understanding of such issues as global warming, ozone depletion, acid deposition, loss of biodiversity, pollution and desertification is elucidated through a combination of lectures, student presentations, seminars and discussions. Graduate students taking the course write an Environmental Master Plan for their home town and write an additional topical paper one the issue of their choice.