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ENV 101 Environmental Science
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs (90 hours)
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

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.

Prerequisites: RDG094

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.
2. (Comprehension Level) Summarize environmental system concepts including biogeochemical cycles and energy flows.
3. (Evaluation Level) Examine and discuss strategies of environmental conservation, including parks, nature preserves, wilderness areas and restoration projects.
4. (Evaluation Level) Examine and discuss the concepts of environmental policy, environmental law, citizen science and sustainability.
5. (Application Level) Apply knowledge and skills to examine environmental issues associated with the following resources: air, water, geologic and energy.
6. (Application Level) Apply the concepts of environmental health, bioremediation and toxicology to discuss environmental problems such as pollution, disease and overpopulation.
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze environmental information and data, including that collected during field work laboratories, using statistics, critical thinking and the scientific method.
8. (Analysis Level) Analyze data and write laboratory and other reports as part of a scientific inquiry.
9. (Evaluation Level) Describe and appraise the effects of human activities and culture on the environment.
10. (Evaluation Level) Recommend ways to eliminate and/or reduce the generation of solid and hazardous wastes and other types of pollution.
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