sci275 | undergraduate
This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Environmental Protection, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
- Explain why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
- Examine environmental regulations in the United States.
- Examine the concepts of environmental ethics.
- Analyze the causes of an environmental problem and its potential solutions.
Biodiversity and Risk Assessment
- Explain why protecting biodiversity and effective management of natural resources are important.
- Explain the value of biological diversity.
- Describe how risk assessment could be applied in a given environmental circumstance.
- Examine the flow of energy in ecosystems.
- Examine biogeochemical cycles.
- Describe living and nonliving components of a biome.
Human Population, Urban Development, and the Environment
- Analyze the factors that produce changes in population size.
- Describe the environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization.
- Summarize the causes and effects of an atmospheric issue.
- Examine the challenges of global atmospheric changes.
- Describe a key challenge to controlling air emissions.
- Analyze impacts of and solutions for indoor air pollution.
Water Resource Issues
- Identify the impact of human activities on a water resource.
- Formulate a sustainable plan to manage a water resource.
Terrestrial Resource Issues
- Describe the types of forestry, rangeland, and their natural resources.
- Describe the management strategies of forestry, rangeland, and their natural resources.
- Describe types of minerals and the properties of soil.
- Formulate a solution to a terrestrial resource challenge.
- Describe challenges associated with energy resource management.
- Formulate a plan for energy conservation education.
Core Concepts Application
- Develop mitigation strategies and solutions to an environmental problem.
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