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ENV 101 Environmental Science
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs (90 hours)
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: The systematic, scientific study of the environment and the effects of human activities on the environment. Field trips may be required at student's expense. Prerequisite: RDG100.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the concepts of interdependence between organisms and discuss why biodiversity is essential for a healthy environment. (CSLO 1, 2 & 4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Summarize environmental system concepts including biogeochemical cycles and energy flows. (CSLO 2 & 4)
3. (Analysis Level) Examine and discuss strategies of environmental conservation, including parks, nature preserves, wilderness areas, and restoration projects. (CSLO 1, 2 & 4)
4. (Analysis Level) Examine and discuss the concepts of environmental policy, environmental law, citizen science, and sustainability. (CSLO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
5. (Analysis Level) Apply knowledge and skills to examine environmental issues associated with the following resources: air, water, geologic, and energy. (CSLO 2 & 4)
6. (Application Level) Apply the concepts of environmental health, bioremediation, and toxicology to discuss environmental problems such as pollution, disease, and overpopulation. (CSLO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
7. (Evaluation Level) Recommend ways to eliminate and/or reduce the generation of solid and hazardous wastes and other types of pollution. (CSLO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze environmental information and data, including that collected during field work laboratories, using statistics, critical thinking, and the scientific method. (CSLO 2 & 4)
9. (Synthesis Level) Analyze data and write laboratory and other reports as part of a scientific inquiry. (CLSO 2, 3 & 4)
10. (Evaluation Level) Describe and appraise the effects of human activities and culture on the environment. (CSLO 1 & 2, 4)
11. (Analysis Level) Research and describe innovative ways to improve the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of local systems. (CSLO 1, 2, 3 & 4)
12. (Analysis Level) Analyze the pros and cons to proposed solutions to major environmental issues. (CSLO 1, 2, 4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None