BIO 107 - Environmental Science [GEGA]
An introduction to the biological, physical, and chemical processes that control today’s environmental conditions. The global ecosystem is presented as a structure that includes human society. The understanding of local and global environmental problems and potential solutions is emphasized.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Cross-Listed with ESSC 107
Concurrent Prerequisite(s) (a minimum grade of “C” in MATH 098 ) or (a minimum grade of “C” in MATH 098B ) or (a minimum grade of “C” in MATH 100-499) OR (a minimum grade of “C” in STAT 100-499) or (A minimum ACT Math Sub-Score of 19) OR (a minimum SAT Math sub-score of 520) or (a minimum Elementary Algebra math placement test score of 83) Tests may not be taken concurrently
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
This course gives students an understanding of important challenges to the integrity of the global ecosystem and begins to explain many of the scientific and social issues that surround them. Globally, human health and economic well-being can only be sustained under amenable environmental conditions, which depend on climate, atmosphere, water, forests, agricultural soils, human population density, and biodiversity. Every bit of the surface of Earth is influenced by human activities; the global connectedness of our economic activities means that many of our everyday decisions impact far-flung corners of the planet. The goal of this class is for students to gain a better understanding of the workings of the global ecosystem and how the expanding human population interacts with it and depends on it. Learning the basics of environmental science will allow students to make informed decisions about individual and collective actions that impact the present and future state of the environment, both locally and globally.
Equivalent Courses ESSC 107, BIOL 107
Previously listed as BIO 107 - Introduction to Environmental Science, BIOL 107
Updates Course Rotation updated 1/2018; Change to prerequisites 12/2015, effective Winter 2016; Change to description, prereq, and title 12/2014, effective Summer 2015; Course Rotation added 8/2014
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