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Environmental Studies

Department Description
Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary field of study
concerned with problems in the relationship between humanity,
society, and the natural environment. Of particular concern is
the impact of technology on the natural environment and its
implications for human welfare. The basic ideas for Environ-
mental Studies originated in natural sciences such as biology,
ecology, physics, and chemistry; social sciences such as
sociology, political science, economics, and law; and humanities
such as philosophy and history. Accordingly, courses in Environ-
mental Studies are designed to enrich students’ knowledge of
biological, physical and social aspects of the environment and
their awareness of environment related issues.

Department Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
*Demonstrate basic knowledge of environmental relationships.
*Student will be able to think critically as they compare environ-
  mental   processes with management of the world resources.
*Understand the importance of Natural Science as they relate to the
  interconnectedness of all things through their understanding of the
  forces of the universe, evolution, and the importance of Natural
  Resource Management around the world.

Special Department Information
College-level study and communication skills are necessary for success
in Environmental Studies. Students may elect to complete a 15-credit
certificate in Environmental Studies.

Transfer Opportunities
The analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills honed in
Environmental Studies courses enhance a student’s chance for success
in any major. Many 4-year colleges and universities have degree
programs in Environmental Studies.

Employment Opportunities
Environmental Studies students enjoy a versatility of skills and a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; nonprofit organizations; journalism; education; research; and university and college teaching. In fact, any field that requires analytical and communication skills offers potential employment opportunities for Environmental Studies students.

 

 

Department Course Offerings
ENVR 1400 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3cr) 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE
Student must choose 15 credits from the following list:
BIOL  1415   Environmental Biology (3cr)
BIOL  2416   General Ecology (3cr)
BIOL  2417   General Ecology Lab (1cr)
CHEM 1410   Environmental Chemistry (3cr)
ENVR  1400   Intro to Environmental Studies (3cr)
ESCI  1444   Natural Disasters (3cr)
ESCI  1451   Oceanography  (3cr)
ESCI  1452   Oceanography Lab (1cr)
ESCI  1454   Earth Science and the Environment (4cr)
SOCL 2422   Culture and Environment  (3cr)

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 15 CREDITS

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