Prerequisite: Living Environment or one year of high school science.
This is an introductory level course in environmental science which integrates concepts of ecology, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics to discover the interrelatedness among living things and the physical environment. Environmental issues and topics will be explored as well as past and present human impact, legislation, conservation, preservation, and ethics. Concepts will be presented in lecture and elaborated on in lab activities, readings, film, and journal writing. Lab activities will be performed during class time, i.e. no additional lab time required.
Students will be evaluated based on their performance on quizzes, tests, homework, and lab reports.
A local final exam is given.
Class Requirements & Grading Policies
Students are required to bring the following materials to class daily:
Lab Reports 25 %
Daily Quiz 20 %
Daily Journal Entry 10%
Class Work 10%