This course introduces students to the concepts of systems, reviews ecological systems and then goes on to human systems as these impact the environment. This course will explore the forces that are the core of most environonmental impacts (climate change, ozone depletion, air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity) will be explored as will the fundamental attributes of agriculture, food, soil, and water. Throughout, the influence of culture, society, ethics, and science on the environmental problems will be discussed.