Current environmental issues will be examined focusing on interactions and relationships between society, the individual, and the physical environment. Students will increase their awareness, through critical thinking, of how the individual fits into the environment and what is his or her responsibility as a part of the biosphere. Areas examined will include environmental constraints, population, and economic growth, impacts of resource development, environmental change, politics, and how individual attitudes and actions affect the environment, policies, and regulations. Evaluation will be based on writing assignments, group projects and class presentations. (Co-requisite: ENGL120W)