Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Jun 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCI 1220 - Science and Sustainability

3 cr
Sustainability is a broad buzzword that seeks to redirect our view of man’s use of Earth’s resources to practices that will prolong or maintain their availability. For humans to live sustainability, the Earth’s resources must be used at a rate at which they can be replenished. However, there is now clear scientific evidence that humanity is living unsustainably, and that an unprecedented collective effort is needed to return human use of natural resources to within sustainable limits. This course explores what science has to offer as we consider mankind’s needs for energy, food and raw materials to support a growing population and nation building. Global problems will be balanced with a discussion of local issues that are key to the success of Vermont, New England and America. This course is intended for non-science majors but majors are welcome.