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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin
Appalachian State University
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

S D 5300 - Issues in Global Systems Science (3)

When Offered: On Demand
This course involves an examination of the nature of science in relation to sustainability, including scientific method and various methods of investigation, data collection, analysis, and presentation; basic principles of science including time, change, space, and energy; biological issues such as population growth and carrying capacity, deforestation, decreasing biodiversity, and changing ecosystems; geological issues such as coastal flooding associated with global warming, resource depletion, and chemical pollution of water and soils; and meteorological and climatological issues such as ozone depletion, and climate change, including global warming.
Prerequisites: a one-year sequence of General Science, Biology, or Chemistry, plus one sophomore or higher level course in environmental science, or the equivalent of these.