ATM S 212
Introduction to air pollution on local, regional, and global scales, with focus on the sources, transformation, and dispersion of pollutants responsible for urban smog, acid rain, climate change, and the ozone hole. Health and environmental effects of air pollutants, technological solutions, and international policy regulations. Offered: varies.
Our goal in this course is to provide you with a better understanding of the processes that lead to air pollution. We will not only examine the science behind some major air pollution issues - like urban smog, acid rain, climate change and the ozone hole - but we will also discuss their health and environmental impacts, and the politics and regulation of air pollutants.
The course is intended for non-science, liberal arts majors
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures, assignments, exams, class discussions on air pollution topics in the press, project (paper and poster).
Class assignments and grading
For details see class web site: http://www.atmos.washington.edu/2005Q4/212/