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AGS 204 Environmental Sustainability
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Global/International Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Understanding the Earth's environment and the important challenges facing humanity, including climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity and water shortages. Students must attend at least one local governmental environmental science forum.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Recognize sustainability science and policy as an aid to natural resource problem solving. CSLO #4
2. (Analysis Level) Recognize the science that underpins environmental issues at a local, state, national and global level.
3. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate both qualitatively and quantitatively complex social-ecological issues.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe the structure and function of ecosystem components.
5. (Analysis Level) Recognize contributions you can make as a citizen of the planet. CSLO #1
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze population growth and distribution as inherent features of populations and link the relationship between human population growth and other environmental issues.
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze selected case studies illustrating the evolution of sustainability-thinking and development policy decision-making.
8. (Analysis Level) Compare the human footprint among various countries.
9. (Evaluation Level) Appraise the basic policy issues and problems of implementing sustainable development in both urban and rural regions of the developing and developed world.
10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate articles, media coverage and scientific research findings on environmental topics. CLSO #2
Internal/External Standards Accreditation