BIOL 102 Environmental Science

This course is designed for non-science majors. We will consider scientific principles and their influence on environmental problems in today’s society. The role of humans and our impact on these issues will be emphasized. Past, present, and future trends will be evaluated along with the possible impacts of these trends on the local and global populace. 

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

Scientific Way of Knowing

BIOL 102Environmental Science

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

II. Course Specification

Course Type

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General Education Competency

Scientific Way of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is designed for non-science majors. We will consider scientific principles and their influence on environmental problems in today’s society. The role of humans and our impact on these issues will be emphasized. Past, present, and future trends will be evaluated along with the possible impacts of these trends on the local and global populace. 

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Required topics

                Global Climate change

                Ecological principles

                Biodiversity and evolution

                Human population

                Scientific inquiry

Suggested topics

                Energy

                Air, water, soil pollution

                Solid and hazardous waste

                Urban sprawl

                Environmental ethics

                Environmental economics

                Resource consumption

                Sustainability

                Food

 

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Experimental Design activity

Ecological Footprint activity        

Research project

2-3 tests

1 final exam or cumulative final project