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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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    Introduction to Environmental Science, Sustainability, and Policy

    • List the major themes in environmental science.
    • Identify the major factors in determining human impact on the environment.
    • Recognize why environmental sustainability is an important concern of environmental science.
    • Examine sustainable development and sustainable consumption.
    • Examine environmental policy.
    • Discuss Environmental Policy Act and its importance in protecting the environment.

    Ecosystems and Human Populations

    • Examine the flow of energy in ecosystems.
    • Examine the living and nonliving components of a biome.
    • Investigate the concepts of natural selection and succession to a changing ecosystem.
    • Recognize how environmental hazards affect human population.
    • Examine the factors that produce changes in population size.
    • Identify the environmental benefits and challenges of urbanization.

    Environmental Resources

    • Identify types of minerals and the properties of soil.
    • Identify the types of forestry, rangeland, resources, and management strategies.
    • List the effects of human activities on natural resources.
    • Rationalize a sustainable plan for addressing an environmental issue.

    Pollution and Waste

    • Identify air and water pollutants.
    • Determine the effects of pollutants on human, plant, and animal life.
    • Recognize the effects of human activities on a water resource.
    • List alternative solutions for waste management.

    Energy Resources

    • Examine the value of biological diversity.
    • Determine the impact of fossil fuels on the environment.
    • Identify alternative energy resources and their potential to replace fossil fuels.
    • Recognize challenges associated with energy resource management.
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