Environmental Science

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

ENVL/CISM122 : Agricultural Technology

This course covers topics related to the use of technology in modern agriculture. Students will learn to make informed agricultural observations and decisions related to raising crops and the basics of scouting for problems and helping to solve problems in commercial farms. Students are required to attend at least three field-trips to local farms.

Credits

3

ENVL200 : Environmental Science

Introduces students to current environmental problems and discusses the methods by which we analyze, monitor and solve them. Topics include natural cycles and ecosystems, environmental policy and decision-making, energy use, alternative energy, resource extraction and use, food and agriculture, conservation, waste management, pollution, global warming and sustainability.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIOL109 and CHEM110

ENVL205 : Ecology

Designed to give the student an overview of the discipline of ecology. Ecology is the study of the abundance and distribution of organisms, and how they interact with their surroundings. This course examines individual, community and ecosystem dynamics using a systems-based approach. Lab methods, data analysis skills and scientific observation are emphasized as tools to help in ecological studies. Topics include: systems, introduction to ecology and the individual (species), population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem structure and dynamics.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIOL109. Prior completion of a college-level course in Statistics is highly recommended

ENVL221 : Physical Geography

Introduces the fundamental principles of physical geography, including the Earth-Sun relations and associated phenomena-latitude, longitude and time; weather elements and climate types, natural vegetation, soil types and regions; maps and map projections. Interrelationship between animals and nature will be discussed. Lab sessions include fieldwork, data acquisition and processing.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

ENVL200 and MATH122 or MATH150.