Introduction to Environmental Science - ENV 201

Introduction to Environmental Science
General Education
Course Number
ENV 201


This course is designed as a one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. The goal is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning. This course is intended for students interested in understanding how humans and other species interact with one another and with their surrounding physical environment. Students will investigate how different ecosystems function and respond to changes in various biological, chemical, and geological processes. Both historical and recent examples will be examined to illustrate how human activities impact natural systems and vice versa.

Learning Outcomes

Gain a better scientific perspective of the world in which we live, and acquire a more technically competent understanding of the environmental processes of planet Earth.
Examine the basis of various statutory, regulatory, and voluntary approaches to environmental protection.  Also, gain a basic awareness of the principles of the Scientific Method and pure science, in contrast to environmental special interests and politics.
Learn essential information about environmental science, technology, and programs that will provide a basis of understanding of environmental management practices.


Required Materials & Textbooks:

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $130. This includes:

•    Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $130 Course Pack + $174.60 Textbook = $1279.60

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 7/21/18

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