ES 50
Introduction to Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention

Course Description

An introduction to the interrelated fields of Environmental Resource Management (ERM) and Pollution Prevention (P2), surveying the areas of environmental law and regulation, environmental health, pollution control and prevention, and efficient/sustainable use of our environmental resources (air, water, land, etc.). Includes overviews of: 1) U.S. and California environmental laws and the governmental regulatory agencies that implement those laws 2) Environmentally-related human health issues and the associated field of Environmental Health, 3) Pollution control technologies, 4) Pollution prevention approaches and techniques (such as Design for the Environment, Product Stewardship, Green Building, Energy Management, Water Conservation, etc.) and 4) Environmental management tools, including Environmental Management Systems (such as ISO 14001) and Environmental Performance Reports. Explores associated job and career opportunities in the ERM and P2 fields.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21691 ES 50 62Z ······· TBA-TBA Jeff Staudinger ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-09-23 to 2019-12-13.

Footnote Information

E S -050.-62Z: Online course. Students must have access to a computer, the Web and an individual email address. Exclusively using a tablet or phone may prevent you from successfully completing a course. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page:

Course Details

3 Units
Three hours lecture (36 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 211 and READ 211 (or LART 211), or ESL 272 and 273.
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