Environmental Issues examines the environmental issues that are relevant today, focusing on the interactions and relationships among society, the individual, and the physical environment. Students increase their awareness of how they fit into the environment and what their responsibility is as part of the biosphere. Topics include politics, regulations, constraints, change, environmental policies, population growth, economic growth, and the impacts of resource development. The course also discusses individual attitudes and actions, and the extent to which these factors affect the environment, policies, and regulations. Methods of assessment include writing assignments, group projects, and class presentations.