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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

ENVS& 101 Introduction to Environmental Science

5 credits
Discusses the effects of human activity on changing ecosystems, energy flow, sustainability, pollution, and natural cycles. Content also deals with water and wastewater treatments, air pollution, and solid waste treatment and disposal technologies. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093 , MATH 090  or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the natural cycles of an ecosystem
  • Explain the natural flow of energy and associated ecosystems and their sustainability
  • Discuss changes to ecosystems due to human activity 
  • Identify common constituents of surface water, groundwater, and domestic wastewater
  • Apply concepts and principles of sustainable development as it relates to wastewater treatment, dissolved oxygen, and landfill space
  • Identify environmental issues that relate to different cultures and countries


Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20