ES 50
Introduction to Environmental Resource Management and Pollution Prevention

Course Description

This course is 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, environmental impact assessment, sustainable/"green" design, climate protection, and efficient/sustainable use of our fundamental environmental resources (air, water, land, food, climate, and extracted materials including timber, energy resources, and minerals/mined materials). The course explores associated job and career opportunities in the ERM and P2 fields.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21691 ES 50 50Z ······· 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 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
E S -050.-50Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT D211. and READ D211., or ESL D272. and D273.
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