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Environmental Science

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ENVS& 100 SURVEY OF ENVIRON SCIENC • 5 Cr.

Surveys components of ecosystems, including energy flow and the structure and dynamics of populations and communities. Students review the processes that affect natural environments, examine the impact of human activities on ecosystems, and discuss current environmental issues.

ENVS 105 SCI SUSTAINABLE LIVING • 5 Cr.

Introduces the science of sustainability as it relates to our everyday lives. Topics covered include sustainable practices pertaining to buildings, foods and agriculture, environmental health, carbon emissions, life-cycle analysis and waste, renewable energy, transportation, social justice, and personal economic choices. Students who take this course will learn how to make more sustainable choices in their day-to-day life.

ENVS 110 ENVIRONMENT OCEANOGRAPHY • 5 Cr.

Provides an overview of ocean environmental issues, including the potential impacts of overfishing, undersea mining, habitat loss, pollution, costal development, and global climate change. Examined in the context of the innate relationship between humans and the sea. Same as OCEA 110. Either ENVS 110 or OCEA 110 may be taken for credit, not both.

ENVS 207 FIELD & LAB ENVSC • 6 Cr.

Practices current scientific methods of investigation and analysis of a variety of environmental elements. Format includes approximately equal components of field experience and laboratory exercises. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

ENVS 250 PUGET SOUND ECOLOGY • 6 Cr.

Explores the geological formation, physical characteristics, major biological/ecological components, and significant environmental issues of the Puget Sound region. Format includes labs, guest speakers, and field trips. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

ENVS 281 CURRENT ISSUE ENVIRON SC • V1-3 Cr.

Course allows students to explore, in detail, different areas of Environmental Science, discuss current issues, and helps prepare students for a career in Environmental Science. Recommended: ENVS& 100 or equivalent.

ENVS 282 CURRENT ISSUE ENVIRON SC • V1-3 Cr.

Course allows students to explore, in detail, different areas of Environmental Science, discuss current issues, and helps prepare students for a career in Environmental Science. Recommended: ENVS& 100 or equivalent.

ENVS 283 CURRENT ISSUE ENVIRON SC • V1-3 Cr.

Course allows students to explore, in detail, different areas of Environmental Science, discuss current issues, and helps prepare students for a career in Environmental Science. Recommended: ENVS& 100 or equivalent.

ENVS 294 SPECIAL TOPIC ENVIRON SC • V1-10 Cr.

Covers advanced supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Environmental Science. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENVS 295 SPECIAL TOPIC ENVIRON SC • V1-10 Cr.

Covers advanced supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Environmental Science. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENVS 296 SPECIAL TOPIC ENVIRON SC • V1-10 Cr.

Covers advanced supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Environmental Science. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENVS 297 SPECIAL TOPIC ENVIRON SC • V1-10 Cr.

Covers advanced supplementary, contemporary, or focused topics related to Environmental Science. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ENVS 299 INDIV STUDIES IN ENVSC • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for advanced special projects, student research and independent study in Environmental Science by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.