Environmental Science
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENVS 109
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to scientific inquiry using the foundations of physical, earth and life sciences. Focus on developing the skills to answer basic questions about scientific phenomena through scientific investigations and the ability to assist and guide others through this process. Designed for non-science majors and addressing the curriculum needs of early childhood educators. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 030. [SE]
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
ENVS 211
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
First of a three-course sequence in Environmental Science. Introduction to environmental topics including environmental modeling and problem solving, sustainability, the scientific method, biodiversity, ecosystem organization, energy flow, material cycling, population growth, natural selection, island biogeography, ecological succession, and resource management. [SE]
FIELD STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
ENVS 218
1 - 7 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Learning field techniques for research in environmental science, interacting with scientists and others working in the field, and participating in the collection of research data. Topics include the interactions between scientists and other land managers in our natural environments. Projects vary depending on student interest and current work in the field area visited. Prerequisite: 5 credits in any Environmental Science, Geology or BIOL 101, 140, 141, 142, 143, 145, 150, 208, 221, 222, 223, 224 or BIOL& 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or consent of Instructional Unit. [SE]
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
ENVS 231
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Examines the relationship between industrial civilization and the natural environment by exploring underlying ecological philosophies and the economic and political processes by which environmental decisions are made. Emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating alternative points of view. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
ENVS 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]