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Environmental Science Courses

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ENV 101: Environmental Science

(4.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This is a general education natural science course that integrates the physical and biological sciences in order for students to gain an understanding of humans in their environment. This course emphasizes critical thinking and an evaluation of current topics in environmental science in a local, national and global context, and prepares students to be able to discuss ecological concerns and rational solutions for today's environmental problems. Hours: 39 lecture and 26 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 092 with a grade of "C" or better or an acceptable mathematics placement test score. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall, spring and summer.
ENV 105: Introduction to Green Careers

(3.0 credit hours)


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This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the range of possible environmental and "green" careers, the nature of professional and business practices within these careers and an introduction to health and safety fundamentals of importance to people in these fields. A range of career resources is explored within the context of student interests. Students are required to prepare a job search plan based on interests expressed in class. Corollary objectives are to provide students with an understanding of the performance expectations of the professional and technical environmental workplace. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall.
ENV 120: Introduction to Wind Turbine Technology

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course examines the theoretical aspects of wind turbine technology. Students study the physical components, and mechanical and electrical systems of wind turbines related to location siting, construction and repair. Considerations of power distribution in moving large amounts of power over long distances are studied. Hours: 13 lecture and 26 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall.
ENV 140: Introduction to Geographic Information-GIS

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers introductory elements of map reading and design in geographic information systems (GIS), a mapping science technology that enables the user to collect, store, analyze and output natural geographic environmental and mapped data. GIS information is being used in applications in business, government and teaching. Scale, coordinate systems, projection, GPS, distance/direction finding and plane surveying are used to create a topographic map. Hours: 26 lecture and 26 laboratory. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall.
ENV 150: Introduction to Solar and Renewable Energy

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the introductory theory of solar, wind-generated and geothermal electricity production techniques. Students develop a philosophy of renewable energy and efficient energy use in an energy conscious society. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the spring.
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