ENST-210   Human Impacts on the Environment

As population and affluence have increased and technology's role has grown, human activities have transformed natural environments around the globe. This course surveys and examines how a wide variety of human enterprises such as agriculture, industry, recreation, and urbanization have had and continue to have far-reaching environmental consequences everywhere on Earth. These impacts are assessed by standards such as ecological well-being and sustainability, human habitability, and quality of life. Not open to first-year students. Also listed as Geography 210.