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