Course ID: 4270

Students will explore and investigate the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems, both natural and human-made, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.This course is interdisciplinary, embracing topics from geology, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, chemistry, and geography.The course will focus on a good comprehension and understanding of collecting data in the field and relating it to the human impact on the environment. Instruction will consist of lecture, discussion, hands-on lab work, collaborative group work, written reaction papers, demonstrations, in-class assignments, computer simulations, and homework.A large portion of the class will be lab work; all lab work will require a written component.A minimum of one class period or its equivalent per week is spent in laboratory and/or fieldwork.

Earth Science is also highly recommended

  • 1 Mathematics Credit
  • Prerequisite(s):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry