Physical/Life Science Exploration
This course explores how physical environments impact urban development and how urban development in turn influences physical environments. The course applies earth systems science to urban issues. Students explore the interrelation of both, dynamic physical environments and urban setting. Cities across the globe and Salt Lake City are used to illustrate the interrelatedness of the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and anthrosphere. The course will also explore an array of topics, including air and water pollution, waste management, and urban farming and discuss strategies to make cities more sustainable.