This course will study populations, the spread of infection, the average temperature of the earth, data about Earth's resources and environmental problems and solutions to problems using mathematical concepts such as difference equations and statistics in conjunction with spreadsheets. In addition 'newspaper mathematics' will be used to reinforce basic arithmetic concepts. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Test or completion of MATH 0800 with a grade of C or better. Liberal Education Categories 4 and 10.