2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SCIE 103 - Field Investigation in Environmental Studies

4 CR
This course will provide the student with a multi-integrated education in environmental studies. The students will be investigating life systems in the environment, testing the life support systems, and analyzing the environment to see what impact man’s progress has had and will have on it. [16-48-64] Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - Applied Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the relationship between ecology and environmental science.
  2. Understand the human role in producing our ecological crisis.
  3. Identify the four spheres of interaction in all ecological systems.
  4. Discuss the impact of energy consumption on the ecological system.
  5. Explain the difference between a qualitative and a quantitative study of ecological systems.
  6. Present an overview of diversity of life forms in an ecosystem.
  7. Understand how climatic changes alter the structure and function of ecosystems.
  8. Understand the structure of food chains and food webs.
  9. Identify and use various apparatus required for collection methods.
  10. Identify local ecological issues related to selected organisms.