ENV 101L - Introduction to Environmental Science

Course Description

See catalog description for ENV 101

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General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Quantitative Reasoning

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the origin and classification of energy and mineral resources.
  • Identify sources of pollution and mitigation strategies.
  • Describe current issues surrounding climate change and potential solutions.
  • Understand the importance of biodiversity and the main causes of biodiversity loss.
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific claims in news media.
  • Analyze contour maps and remote sensing data.
  • Use math skills to comprehend course content emphasizing quantitative reasoning.
  • Relate everyday items to natural resources and the sources of those materials.
Human Dimension:
  • Reflect on the formation, distribution and abundance of earth resources.
  • Make educated decisions regarding their personal use, or misuse, of our planet's resources.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Be inspired to care about learning and about the environment.
  • Care about resource management and sustainability.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Utilize scientific literacy skills to research beyond this course.