Apr 26, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

BIO 130 - Introduction to Environmental Science


4 credit(s)
This course introduces fundamental principles, concepts, and methodologies of environmental science from an interdisciplinary approach. Both local and global environmental issues are explored from ecological, social, economic, and governmental policy perspectives. Students gain an understanding of the basic scientific methods, tools and techniques needed to understand and analyze environmental issues including population growth, water quality, air pollution, environmental toxicology, waste management, climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy and sustainability. A two and half hour laboratory each week is required in addition to the lecture. Students are required to make several field trips to environmental sites and conduct indoor and outdoor experiments as part of this course and write a term paper dealing with a current environmental issue.
Laboratory fee.


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