This course introduces students to the issues and opportunities related to soil and water quality in urban systems by exploring the consequences of urban growth on soil and water systems and the ecosystem services they provide, identifying the threats to the health of those systems, and analyzing approaches for strengthening resilience to those threats in urban communities.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring General Education Requirement Course: No Prerequisites: SWS 3022, Introduction to Soils in the Environment
Textbook: Sedlak, David L. 2014. Water 4.0: The past, present, and future of the world’s most vital resource. 332 pages. Note: Available in hard copy (2014), paperback (2015) or ebook format.