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Applied Science
This course is an introduction to fundamental engineering solutions to environmental effects of human activities on air, land and water. It will address the historical, political, economic, and scientific reasons for environmental degradation. The process of scientific discovery and the application of the scientific method to discern environmental problems will be discussed with several case studies. More specifically, we will discuss the argument asserted by popular media that many of our most important environmental issues are global warming, ozone layer, water issues in developed and developing countries, etc. As members of this course, you will be encouraged to critically examine a series of contemporary environmental engineering issues on local, regional, and global scales in an effort to recognize and more fully understand the role engineering solutions play to solve problems of degradation and to promote sustainable use of the planet.