Spring 2000

Environmental Science

Telecourse: ENV 1300, Section 03257

Laboratory: ENV 1300L, Section 03258

Welcome to Environmental Science! In this course we will explore the environmental systems which make up the global and local environment. We will study the cause-and-effect of human impacts and we will investigate various means to sustain our natural resources. The course uses textbook readings, a study guide, videotapes, assignments, exams, and web-based communications to assist the students understanding. Students study the concepts of matter, energy and ecology to better understand the impact of humans on the environment. Topics include air and water pollution, population growth and carrying capacity, natural resource management, waste disposal and reuse, sustainability, and biological diversity. An optional laboratory (ENV 1300L) is offered utilizing an interactive CD-ROM to augment the concepts learned.

Credits:

Prerequisites: none

Instructor:

Office Hours:

General Education:

Required Materials:

Course Objectives:

General Education Skills and Knowledge:

Students successfully completing ENV 1300 will have demonstrated competency in the following academic skills:

Networking and Email:

Instructor Assistance:

Make Up Exam Policy:

Disability Policy:

Inclement Weather:

 

Tests:

Grading Procedure:

Grade Calculation for Telecorse:

Grade Calculation for Lab:

General Final Grading Scale for Course Grade:

Border Line Grading Policy:

Lecture/Lab Correlation:

Student Honesty:

THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS WITHOUT A GRADE, OR TO CHANGE AN AUDIT-TO-CREDIT, AND CREDIT TO AUDIT, IS FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2000.

 

Finally, some thoughts succeeding in the course:

 

 

Note:

 

 

Environmental Science

Telecourse: ENV 1300, Section 03257

Laboratory: ENV 1300L, Section 03258

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Date


Topic

Study

Guide

Textbook:

Living in the Environment

(Chapters)

Videotape

0

Feb. 7

Introduction & Orientation

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

Feb. 14

Age of Global Change

Unit 1

1, 3, 4, 28

No

2

Feb. 21

Understanding Ecosystems

Unit 2

5, 6, 7

No

3

Feb. 28

Environmental Revolution

Unit 3

2, 11

Yes

4

Mar. 6

Only One Atmosphere

Unit 4

5, 6, 8, 14, 16

Yes

3/6 - 3/15

EXAM #1

Available at the Testing Center: 3/6 - 3/15

5

Mar. 13

Do We Really Want To Live This Way

Unit 5

10, 12, 17, 19

Yes

6

Mar. 20

In The Name Of Progress

Unit 6

11, 13, 26

Yes

3/25-4/2

Spring Break

College Closed

7

Apr. 3

Remnants Of Eden

Unit 7

8, 13, 24, 25

Yes

8

Apr. 10

More For Less

Unit 8

4, 15, 16

Yes

4/10 - 4/19

EXAM #2

Available at the Testing Center: 4/10 - 4/19

9

Apr. 17

Save The Earth, Feed The World

Unit 9

18, 20, 22, 23

Yes

10

Apr. 24

Waste Not, Want Not

Unit 10

19, 20, 21

Yes

11

May 1

Political Decisions

Unit 11

26, 27

Yes

12

May 8

Now Or Never

Unit 12

27 28

Yes

13

May 15

Beyond 2000

Unit 13

Inside Back Cover

No

5/8 - 5/15

EXAM #3

Available at the Testing Center: 5/8 - 5/15

NOTE:

Visit the Web page for notes, presentations, postings, and interactive discussions at: http://www.coastalzone.com/webcourse/course.htm