AREA D FOR NON-SCIENCE AND SCIENCE MAJORS. Course uses basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Population Ecology and Human Demography
Chapter 3: Non-Renewable Energy
Chapter 4: Alternative Energy
Chapter 5: Air Pollution
Chapter 6: Climate Change and the Carbon Cycle
Chapter 7: Water
Chapter 8: Water Quality
This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth’s future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.
Environmental Science Laboratory (ENSC 1000L) is a separate class and students will receive a separate grade for that course.
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
These course materials were originally created by Georgia College and State University Environmental Sciences Department -- Caralyn Zehnder, Kalina Manoylov, Allison Rick VandeVoort, Christine Mutiti, and Samuel Mutiti -- along with librarian Donna Bennett. The project was funded by an Affordable Learning Georgia Transformation at Scale Grant (2015). Second revision (2018).