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ENV 503/ENSP 403 Pollution Biology

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENV 501 or permission of instructor. (Second 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.