Sep 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 250 - Survey and Analysis of Environmental Issues

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This three-credit course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to explore and analyze the various aspects of environmental issues and problems being faced today and those we are likely to face in the future, on the local, national and international levels. The course will explore how historical, socio-economic, political, biological, engineering and technological forces interact to impact a broad range of issues and potential solutions to the most pressing environmental issues. The course will examine and discuss topics including culture, bio-diversity, species extinction, eco-systems of the oceans and land, and the human impact on the environment including on water, air, land, soils, and climate. Cadets will examine the distribution and intensity of natural disasters and conflict over resources, as well as national defense and military concerns regarding the environment. The course will also explore environmental laws and regulations, market approaches and other means to address these issues.