Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

ESM 356 Understanding Environmental Sustainability II

Introduction to the concepts and principles necessary to understand the complex relationship between humans and environmental sustainability. Topics will include natural resources issues with a focus on nature's services, the global crisis in water, biodiversity, and food; soil function, the fate of environmental toxins and public health, climate change, alternative energy, as well as ethics, governance, regulatory compliance, and community understanding. Not intended for science majors. Expected preparation: UnSt 224 or ESM 355.


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