Instructor: Heather Stapleton
Curriculum Code: NS, STS
Credit: 1 unit
Course Travel?: No
Prerequisite: Biology 101L; Chemistry 101DL and 210DL; Mathematics 21
An overview of the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment. Topics include chemical characterization of pollutants, chemistry of natural waters, soil sediment chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, transfers between and transformations within environmental compartments, toxicokinetics, cellular metabolism, biological levels of organization, and approaches for assessing chemical hazards. Incorporates case studies focused on human health and ecosystem protection.