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ENV214 Environmental Science (4)
Course requirement: Environmental Science majors. The core course for environmental science majors, which provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human impacts on local, regional, national, and global environments. Both the lecture and laboratory work stress solutions to environmental problems. Laboratory techniques and survey of literature basic to further study in environmental science are emphasized.

ENV214L Environmental Science Laboratory (0)
Course requirement: Environmental Science majors. The core course for environmental science majors, which provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human impacts on local, regional, national, and global environments. Both the lecture and laboratory work stress solutions to environmental problems. Laboratory techniques and survey of literature basic to further study in environmental science are emphasized.

ENV215 Current Topics and Methods in Environmental Science (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102. Designed to review the broad range of topics that fall under the field of environmental science. Further, the course covers basic experimental design and sampling methods in the field of environmental science. It complements ENV 214 and combines ideas from the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, and geology) and the social sciences (economics, politics, and ethics) to obtain a general notion of how natural systems function and what our role in these systems should be.

ENV316 Environmental Geosciences (3)
Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102; ENV 214. A study of the natural processes that have shaped the Earth, including those that occur in the Earth, on its surface, and within the atmosphere and oceans. The study of how humans interact with these processes; i.e. the impact of human activities on the environment and the environment's impact on human activities. The study of how human activities modify the natural environment, including pollution, global warming, water resources, soils, and mineral resources. The study of geologic time as it relates to human time scales vs. the rates of geologic processes and how these different time frames affect our perception of human influence on the earth.

ENV400 Independent Study (1-4)
Students can earn credit in an independent study supervised by a departmental faculty member. This course is recommended for juniors and seniors.