ENSC 1015-1016: Foundations of Environmental Science
ENSC 1015 introduces students to the interrelationships between human activities and the environment, with an emphasis on biological, chemical, and physical principles that govern the flow of energy, materials, and information among physical, ecological, and human systems.
ENSC 1016 explores national and global perspectives on societal concerns about the environment and human sustenance, emphasizes the relationship between human systems and natural systems, and examines ecosystem services and land, water, and atmospheric resources.
Understanding the basic biological, chemical, and physical principles that govern the flow of energy, materials, and information among physical, ecological, and human systems is critical for both science and non-science majors. This course will allow students to understand how the world works and will emphasize the relationship between human systems and natural systems. This course will prepare the next generation of scientists, teachers, policy makers, citizens, and leaders to meet future challenges and protect our fragile planet.
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There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course fulfills Pathways requirements in Reasoning in the Natural Sciences and Intercultural and Global Awareness.
For more information, email Dr. Matthew Eick.