This course serves as an introduction to and covers broad aspects of environmental science and environmental studies. The course evaluates natural environmental processes as well as human impacts to these processes. Students are able to examine the effects associated with growth in a developing world; environmental impact of population growth on natural resources; mineral an resource extraction; water resource uses; and renewable and non-renewable sources of power generation. Students consider sustainability issues in general. Emphasis is placed on a holistic approach to environmental science using, environmental surveys, field trip, and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles.