Course Summary
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This is a self-paced course. Students have 60 days with 30 days extension (if needed) to complete
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Environmental Science


The course objective is to learn about environmental science in the world today. Students will develop an understanding of the scientific principles and processes that shape our environment, as well as the impact of human activities. Students will apply knowledge of a wide range of environmental issues in context, exploring topics such as natural resources, endangered species, pollution, and climate change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe environmental science
  • Use and interpret graphs and charts
  • And analyze environmental issues, policies, and solutions
  • Apply principles of earth systems, ecology, and conservation
  • Identify impacts of development, agriculture, and waste

General Course Topics:

  • What is environmental science
  • The history of the Earth and life on Earth
  • Themes in environmental science
  • The modern Earth
  • Ecology and ecosystem science
  • Cycles, conservation, and threats to biodiversity
  • Human population, agriculture, and waste
  • Water supply/pollution and urban development
  • Air pollution and energy
  • Climate change, environmental policy, and solutions
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

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