Pollution and Our Environment

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Natural Science
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Hampshire College
This course will explore environmental pollution problems covering four major areas: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, and energy issues. Several topics, including acid rain; automobile emissions,; ozone layer depletion; climate change; mercury, lead and cadmium poisoning; pesticides; solid waste disposal; and problems of noise and thermal pollution will be addressed. We will emphasize some of the environmental issues affecting our immediate community, as well as those in developing nations. We will also do several project-based labs, gain understanding of scientific methodology, and learn how to write scientific research reports. Class participation, satisfactory work on the required class projects, problem sets, literature critiques, and laboratory/field reports are required for evaluation.
Physical and Biological Sciences Quantitative Skills Writing and Research In this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Pollution and Our Environment
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena daNS@hampshire.edu 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH;02:00PM-04:30PM TH Cole Science Center 101;Cole Science Center 2-CHEM