Introduction to Environmental Science

Credits: 4

Prerequisite: READ 0220 Reading Strategies, MATH 0250 Math Concepts or placement determined by assessment score

Co-Requisite: none

In this course, students look at the relationship of humans to their environment from local, regional, and global perspectives. Students will study natural ecosystems, the impact of human activity on natural resources and environmental quality, environmental ethics, and strategies to maintain a sustainable biosphere. Laboratory component includes experiences in the scientific method, basic ecological and environmental field techniques and assessment, and selected field trips to local agencies, research facilities, and businesses.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): 3, 10