env100 | undergraduate

Principles Of Environmental Science

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This course will provide students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies that are required to identify and analyze risks associated with environmental problems, and examine alternative solutions for resolving or preventing these problems.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Air and Water Pollution

    • Describe how the different layers in the atmosphere interact with different pollutants.
    • Explain how greenhouse gasses influence the Earth’s climate.
    • Determine the effects of pollutants on plant, animal, and aquatic life.
    • Describe the types and sources of air and water pollutants.

    Environmental Science

    • Explain why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
    • Determine how science and technology are related to environmental issues facing today’s society.
    • Describe how environmental hazards affect human population.

    Environmental Resources: Mineral, Soil, Land, and Agriculture

    • Describe the types of minerals and the properties of soil.
    • Describe the types of forestry, rangeland, resources, and management strategies.
    • Analyze the impact of human activities on natural resources.

    Environmental Resources: Biological, Waste, and Energy

    • Determine the value of biological diversity.
    • Compare alternative solutions for waste management.
    • Determine the impact of different fossil fuels on the environment.
    • Identify alternative energy resources and their potential to replace fossil fuels.


    • Describe energy flow, cycling of matter, and inhabitant interactions within ecosystems.
    • Determine the impact of natural selection and ecological succession on biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem.
    • Explain effects of population growth on the environment and sustainability.
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