Environmental Sciences Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

ENVS 101C Fundamentals of Environmental Science 3-2-4
This course will provide an introduction to the structure, function and interactions of atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic systems, as well as the impact of the human population on such systems. Topics will include basic scientific concepts and methods for understanding human population growth and their impact on the environment, including cycles of carbon, water and other materials, weather and climate, and sustainability of natural resources, in particular water and energy. The course will evaluate natural environmental processes, as well as human impacts to these processes, using case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in solving pressing environmental problems. (Prerequisite: high school biology and chemistry recommended)

ENVS 290C Senior Project/Internship 0-12-4
This course serves as the capstone course for the Environmental Sciences program, in which the student will demonstrate the application of the knowledge gained throughout the program. This will be achieved either by independent study investigating all sides of a current environmental issue selected by the student with guidance from his/her program advisor or through participation in a field internship with an approved industry partner. In either case, the student will submit a written paper and make an oral presentation of his/her project to all interested students, faculty, and industry partners in a seminar format. (Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in all major field and other required science courses taken prior to the semester in which the student registers for this course and permission of the Department Head of Environmental Sciences. Prerequisites OR Co-requisites: ARET 160C, GEOL 101C, PIIL 242C, BIOL 215C)

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