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Environmental Science

Course: 304

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit
  • Biology
  • Chemistry or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry

Course Description:

Environmental Science is a year-long, elective that incorporates laboratory activities, virtual activities, projects, and classroom experiences to introduce students to the applications of environmental science. Students will explore real-world issues and understand the impact humans have on the environment. There are several unifying, interdisciplinary themes that cut across the topics within Environmental Science. Nine major topics are covered: ecosystems; biodiversity; populations, earth systems, and resources; land and water use; energy resources and consumption; atmospheric pollution; aquatic and terrestrial pollution; and global change. 

Textbook/Class Resources:

9780134204888, Withgott, Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, 6th ed., Pearson, 2018