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F&ES 515 01 (13703)  
Physical Sciences for Environmental Management
Shimon Anisfeld
TTh 1.00-2.20 S 24
Fall 2012 
3 credits. This Foundations course seeks to provide students with the physical science basics that they need in order to understand and manage environmental problems. The course draws on the following disciplines: climatology, environmental chemistry, geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and soil science. Focus is on understanding both the underlying concepts and how they apply to real-world environmental challenges. Useful both as a freestanding course and as a gateway to a wide spectrum of intermediate and advanced courses. Three hours lecture, weekly problem sets.