SUST 240 - WASTE
Cleanliness is next to godliness; it also is vital to the daily management of urban systems, lest we be plagued with epidemic disease and unpleasant aesthetics. How society manages sewage, garbage and recycling involves far more than dropping bins off on our curbs and watching the waste magically disappear. This course examines sustainability dilemmas involving waste management (including consideration of the public and private systems developed to address specific waste concerns), and considers consumption trends past and present, as well as future solutions. Students analyze issues of waste policy and management and learn to assess the economic, political, and chemical/environmental impacts of waste stream practices. Incorporates field-based scientific techniques to test levels of wastewater contamination in area waterways and/or the presence of contaminants in soil.
(with a min grade of C-)
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