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ENV 111 - Introduction to Environmental Science


3 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  and WR 90 ,or WR 91  (WR 91  substitutes for both RD 90  and WR 90 ), and MTH 20  or designated placement. 

Course Description: Introduces the uses of chemical, physical, and biological principles to explain the complexity and diversity found in environmental systems.  The course, designed for both environmental science majors and non -majors, will explore a wide range of environmental topics including the conservation of matter and energy, the atmosphere, nutrient cycles, the hydrologic cycle, population dynamics, biodiversity, human impact on the environment, resource and waste management, and the role of economics and politics in sustainability.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describes and applies knowledge of basic chemical and cellular properties.
  • CLO#2: Describes and applies knowledge of air pollution.
  • CLO#3: Describes and applies knowledge of climate change and ozone depletion.
  • CLO#4: Describes and applies knowledge of biogeochemical cycles.
  • CLO#5: Describes and applies knowledge of population dynamics.
  • CLO#6: Describes and applies knowledge of biodiversity.
  • CLO#7: Describes and applies knowledge of human impact on the environment.
  • CLO#8: Describes and applies knowledge of resource and waste management.
  • CLO#9: Describes and applies knowledge of sustainability and the role of economics and politics in sustainability. (ILO: Critical Thinking)



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