Introduction to Environmental Science

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3 sem. hrs.
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Fall and Spring

An introduction to the relationships between air, soil, water, rock, and life, with emphasis on human interactions in these systems, and how society deals with the major environmental concerns: population growth, air and water pollution, wastes, loss of wildlife, fuel and mineral resources, climate change. Students will develop skills in observation, scientific method, and critical scientific inquiry. Students electing this course to meet their General Education requirement for laboratory science must take both ENS 101 and ENS 101L in the same semester.