2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 1405 - Environmental Geology

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours - Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
A survey of the forces, including humans, that shape our physical environment, and how they affect life on Earth. Introduction to the science and policy of global and regional environmental issues, including pollution, climate change, and sustainability of land, water, and energy resources. CIP Code: (0301035301)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Recognize, describe, and quantitatively evaluate earth systems, including the land, water, sea and atmosphere, and how these function as interconnected ecological systems. 2 - Assess environmental challenges facing humans caused by their interaction with the physical and biological environment (e.g., population growth, energy resources, food production, pollution, water and resource use. 3 - Acquire a scientific vocabulary and critical thinking skills related to environmental science. 4 - Assess the effectiveness and feasibility of environmental policy and its impact. 5 - Lab: Apply the scientific method to environmental investigation. 6 - Measure and observe aspects of the environment (e.g., air, water, soil) 7 - Develop an assessment plan for an environmental case study. 8 - Demonstrate the collection, analysis, and reporting of data.
Core Category Life & Physical Sciences [30]