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ENV-1010-VU01 - Introduction to Environmental Science


Synonym: 154298
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 401
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Tuesday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-23-2017 to 08-08-2017
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-12-2017 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-10-2017 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Trevien Stanger | View Faculty Credentials

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Comments: Field trips required.

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Course Description:

This course is a multidisciplinary study of the interrelationship between living things and their environment. The fundamentals of biology, chemistry, geology, and energy flow are studied so that current environmental issues can be understood and discussed from a scientific perspective. Emphasis is placed on maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explore concepts of ecology as they relate to environmental issues.
2. Explain the difference between energy flow and nutrient cycling through ecosystems.
3. Examine impacts of population changes on ecosystems, including issues of human population growth.
4. Analyze the role of atmospheric physics and chemistry as they relate to the biosphere.
5. Consider how humans affect marine, intertidal, and freshwater ecosystems.
6. Analyze the causes and effects of the major pollution issues (eutrophication, sewage, hazardous wastes, air pollution, acid rain, greenhouse warming and ozone depletion) and outline strategies to restore ecological balance.
7. Compare and contrast methods, impacts and sustainability of traditional and alternative energy.
8. Discuss land use principles as they relate to agriculture, forest and wildlife resources, water management and pest control.
9. Evaluate and compare the influence of science, economics, ethics and culture on environmental management.
10. Analyze environmental issues and solutions from a global, national, local and personal perspective.
11. Discuss laws and politics related to environmental science including the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol.
12. Research and establish educational, career, and professional goals related to the field of environmental science.

Textbooks:

Summer 2017 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

, ISBN: No Textbook Required,   

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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