This course deals with a variety of topics which illustrate the complexity and diversity of environmental issues. The central theme is "understanding natural processes in the environment" as a means of measuring human impact. Topics dealt with reflect current environmental concerns-for example, global warming, overexploitation, wildlife management, urban issues, health issues. Note: The Department recommends that students take RHET-1102 or RHET-1103 in their first year of studies as most courses in DESS programs include multiple writing assignments. Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and ENV-2600. Restrictions: Students may not hold credit for this course and ENV-2600.