Environmental Sciences

The course deals with general aspects of environmental science. It makes a review of its main paradigms and principles, methodological aspects and applications, also highlighting its relevance for society, introducing the student to the operation of nature and how the environment is being used by man as a resource, emphasizing the main environmental pressures associated with the global change our planet is experiencing.

A central concern of this course will be to develop in students a critical understanding of environmental problems and how, both their understanding and their solution pass through a transversal integration of many disciplines.

Instructors: Dr. Cristian A. Vargas, with the collaboration of other academics from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.