BEM 3101: Assessing Environmental Science


Examines major environmental issues using balanced scientific and social perspectives. Features an interdisciplinary approach with case studies to illustrate existing and potential management, economic, technical, and policy solutions in regional, cultural, and historic contexts.


  1. Examine important physical, chemical, and biological concepts pertaining to the natural environment.
  2. Evaluate the impact of environmental change on ecosystems.
  3. Evaluate the impact of human activity on biodiversity and on the natural environment.
  4. Assess the efficacy of conservation efforts in restoring habitat, preserving species, and mitigating environmental impact by humans.
  5. Examine the impact of human fossil fuel consumption and alternative sources of energy.
  6. Describe mitigation, control strategies, and technologies commonly utilized to minimize environmental impact.
  7. Evaluate laws, regulations, and the regulatory framework in relation to environmental issues.




Environment: The science behind the stories (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Withgott, J., & Laposata, M.
ISBN: 978-0-321-89742-8
Price: $132.15

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