Course Description –
Students gain an awareness of the fundamental principles of ecology, biology, and chemistry for a better understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment. Students form a knowledge base for evaluating personal, societal and political choices on environmental issues, especially those affecting human health.
Required Course Resources –
Christensen, N. (2013). The Environment and You. (1st ed). Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 13: 978-0321-73438-9
Course Learning Objectives –
- Increase the students awareness of urban environmental problems and possible solutions.
- Enlighten students about cultural changes, world views, ethics and sustainability.
- Empower students to think critically about environmental science through the use of scientific models and concepts.
- Provide in-depth knowledge of matter and energy resources types and concepts.
- Analyze how ecosytems work and discuss the major types of ecosystem, the response of living systems of environmental stress; population dynamics; evolution, adaptation on natural selection; and the impacts of man on ecosystems.