Examine environmental and natural resource issues such as pollution, deforestation, climate change impacts, habitat loss, agricultural impacts, and the potential impact of human population growth and consumption. Consider systems challenges and potential solutions including social, political, economic, and technological approaches to major environmental problems. Note: This course is required for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability. Students not majoring in NS but with a declared minor in Sustainability may enroll in NS166 without completing the prerequisites (NS111 and/or NS112). This course takes an in-depth look at environmental and natural resource issues such as pollution, habitat loss, and climate change impacts and then explores potential solutions. Effective solutions to “keeping Earth habitable” require combining social, political, economic, technological, and ethical approaches.