BIO 31 Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
An examination of the scientific evidence informing our understanding of the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment. Application of tools, principles, and quantitative reasoning from natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering and technology to study and evaluate sustainable solutions to environmental degradation and resource depletion.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe, interpret, and evaluate the scientific evidence underlying the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment.
- Outcome 2: Integrate evidence, principles, and tools from natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and technology to propose and critically evaluate sustainable solutions to environmental and natural resource concerns.
- Outcome 3: Quantify and evaluate personal impacts on the environment and apply an understanding of sustainable solutions to lifestyle choices.
- Outcome 4: Apply an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science to analyze and interpret environmental issues from popular, technical, and academic sources.
- Outcome 5: Apply the process of science and an understanding of core scientific concepts to issues related to human interactions with the environment.