ENVI-101. Introduction To Environmental Science. 3 Hours.
This course introduces environmental science as the interdisciplinary study of environmental issues related to human impact on the natural environment. The course addresses environmental science literacy and scientific methods through inquiry into and discussion of biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem dynamics, climate change, conventional and renewable energy, resources, and sustainability. Lecture (2 hrs) and laboratory (2 hrs).
ENVI-301. Field Methods In Environmental Science. 3 Hours.
This problem-based interdisciplinary course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in introductory biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics. Topics covered include experimental design, sampling, and analytical techniques that are standard to the different scientific disciplines. Students are introduced to interdisciplinary research methods at field sites and develop skills in group collaboration as well as written and oral presentation. Laboratory (6 hrs).
Prerequisites: BIO-202 minimum grade of C and CHEM-212 minimum grade of C and ENVI-101 minimum grade of C and MATH-275 minimum grade of C and ((ESCI-121 minimum grade of C or ESCI-211 minimum grade of C).
ENVI-390. Environmental Science Research & Practice. 4 Hours.
This course puts into practice the knowledge and skills acquired by students throughout the Environmental Science Program. Through case studies, literature review, group discussions, and a research project, students apply concepts from the various scientific disciplines. Working in small teams, students conduct practical scientific research on environmental issues relevant to the local, regional or global community.
Requirements: three electives in BIO, CHEM, ESCI, MATH, and/or PHYS; program approval
Prerequisite: ENVI-301 minimum grade of C.