Environmental Science& Sustain Courses

ENVS 5, Sustainability and the Environment Speaker Series
Lec-18 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: Background in environmental science; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENVS 31

Students will hear from professionals and experts from government, private, non-profits
and public sectors as they share their insights on careers in sustainability and the
environment. Career opportunities, academic and job training pathways will also be
discussed.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly SUST 5

ENVS 31, Introduction to Environmental Science
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An examination of the scientific evidence informing our understanding of the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment. Application of core principles, methods, qualitative and quantitative reasoning from the natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering and technology to investigate and evaluate sustainable solutions to environmental degradation and resource depletion.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly SUST 31 = BIO 31 = GEOG 31

ENVS 31L, Environmental Science Laboratory
Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENVS 31

An introduction to tools and techniques used by environmental scientists to investigate human impacts on the environment in lab and/or field settings. Application of qualitative and quantitative concepts and models to evaluate environmental problems and their proposed solutions.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly also listed as BIO 31L, GEOG 31L, and SUST 31L

ENVS 91, Applied Research in Sustainability
field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: Approval of Engineering & Technology Department ADVISE: ENVS 31

Internship in sustainability-related settings (such as environmental education, alternative energy systems, sustainable water systems, green building, habitat restoration, urban agriculture) under the supervision of a qualified professional. The student will need to arrange the internship and then contact the instructor to enroll in this class. Suggestions and strategies are available on course website. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly SUST 91