Environmental Science

updated 7/18/16

Intro to Environmental Science Lab (1)
Field experience in environmental science. Visit local environments, both natural and human-dominated, ranging from old growth forests to floodplain restoration sites to recycling, forestry and organic farming operations. Includes two Saturday field trips. Corequisite/or prerequisite: ENVS& 100 or ENVS 170.

ENVS& 100
Survey of Env Science (S) (5)
An introduction to the interactions between humans and the natural world. Topics include structure and function of ecosystems; populations growth; mineral, water, forest, food and energy resources, waste management, pollution. Local and global environmental issues will be discussed.

ENVS& 101
Intro to Env Science w/lab (S) (5)
An interdisciplinary course for non-science majors and beginning science students. Topics include biodiversity, climate, pollution, energy and food. Independent laboratories and field trips included. Students cannot receive credit for Both ENVS& 100 and ENVS& 101.

ENVS 120
Watersheds: Connecting Mountains to the Sea (S) (5)
Investigate interconnections among geology, hydrology, biological diversity, ecology, human impacts and development along local rivers from headwaters to the ocean. General concepts presented in lectures are illustrated during day-long weekend field trips over rough terrain.

ENVS 170
Introduction to Natural Resources (S) (5)
What are Pacific Northwest forests, fishes and wildlife? Learn some common species, historical human uses, what policies drive their management, how to conserve them for future use, and how to plan for a career in the field.

ENVS 440
Environmental Issues (5)
An exploration of environmental issues and their effect on business, communities and consumers. Case studies are used to examine basic concepts of ecology and environmental science as they relate to permitting and other business decisions. Prerequisite: lower division natural science course.