Catalog 2020-2021 
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Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher) and MATH 087  (or placement into MATH 098  or higher)

Course Outcomes
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 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20