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.
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.
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Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.