Environmental Science

updated 8/20/14

ENVS& 100
SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL 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 good. Independent laboratories and field trips included. Students cannot receive credit for both ENVS& 100 and ENVS& 101.

ENVS 120
WATERSHED: CONNECTING MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA (S) (5)
Investigate interconnections amoung 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.