ENV 103 - Introduction to Environmental Science

4 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

Environmental science is a study of how we use and steward the ecological systems that support us. This introductory course provides an overview of physical and biological processes affecting the environment and exploration of current environmental issues. Topics may include biomes and biodiversity, population and community ecology, conservation biology, water and air quality, solid and hazardous waste and environmental policy and sustainability. Weekly laboratory sessions are coordinated with lecture content. Occasional field trips will be required. SCI (F, Sp, Su)