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Number:SC219
Name:Environmental Science
Description:The theme stressed throughout this course is that all systems involving life depend on maintaining balances. Topics investigated include population, land use, and energy policies; resource depletion; pests and pest control; and disposal of domestic and industrial wastes.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate the scientific method. Diagram the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Explain the flow of energy and nutrients through an ecosystem. Discuss the value of biodiversity. Summarize the sustainability and environmental impacts of agriculture. Summarize the sustainability, value and environmental impacts related to forest resources. Summarize the sustainability, value and environmental impacts related to freshwater resources. Summarize the environmental impacts of global climate change.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2015
S 2014 ENVIRONMENT:SCIENCE...-TEXT WITHGOTT 4TH 11
S 2013 Environment : Science... - Text Only 0-321-71534-9 Withgott, Jay H. / B 4TH 11 Benjamin-Cummings Publish
S 2011 ENVIRONMENT 0-321-71534-9 WITHGOTT 4 PEARSON EDU
S 2010 ENVIRONMENT (W/CD) 0-8053-8203-8 WITHGOTT 2 BENJ
S 2009 ENVIRONMENT (W/CD) 0-8053-8203-8 WITHGOTT 2 PEARSON EDUCATION