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ENSP 403/ENV 503 Pollution Biology

Prerequisites: ENSP 101, ENSP 102 and one 300-level BIOL course for undergraduates. (First semester/3 credits) 

This course will study the sources, fates and biological effects of a wide variety of environmental pollutants. Topics covered include: air, water and soil pollution; techniques for monitoring and evaluating pollution effects; and pollution control technologies. The factors leading to and evidence for global climate change will be examined in depth. Case studies will be employed to illustrate the social, economic, and political issues surrounding many pollution problems.