2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 17, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCIE 100 - Environmental Science

4 CR
An interdisciplinary approach analyzing man’s earthly environment from the vantage point of the biological and physical sciences. The course will focus upon such topics as life cycles, energy, pollution, population, and resource deterioration and depletion. Additionally, philosophic and ethical attitudes of man’s relationship to his cultural and natural environment will be examined. Within this framework, man will be studied as a citizen of Earth.

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the natural environment and its relationships with human activities.
  2. Characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment.
  3. Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply them to environmental problems.
  4. Acquire practical skills for scientific problem solving, including familiarity with laboratory and field instruments, computer applications, statistical and modeling techniques.
  5. Explain and implement scientific research strategies, including collection, management, evaluation, and interpretation of environmental data.
  6. Evaluate strategies, technologies, and methods for sustainable management of environmental systems and for the remediation or restoration of degraded environments.