Chemistry Department, University of Puget Sound
Science and Sustainability: A Freshman Seminar part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Courses
Science and Sustainability is a seminar course on the scientific ideas that underlie the sustainability movement. The course is fundamental in the sense that philosophical underpinnings of science and sustainability are examined in depth. It is also practical in the sense that analytical methods for describing sustainability-related topics are developed, e.g., the mathematics of exponential growth and power laws, the geology of aquifers, chemical thermodynamics, and resilience thinking.