Environmental Studies (ENVS)

ENVS-100  Humans and Scientific Inquiry  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This introductory course explores the physical, chemical, biological, anthropological and earth sciences to provide a framework for addressing the inter-relationships of the physical and natural sciences as they affect everyday human life. The course introduces students to the basic principles of scientific study using human issues as its main theme.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A

CSU Area(s): B1, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-100H  Honors Humans and Scientific Inquiry  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This introductory course explores the physical, chemical, biological, anthropological and earth sciences to provide a framework for addressing the inter-relationships of the physical and natural sciences as they affect everyday human life. The course introduces students to the basic principles of scientific study using human issues as its main theme.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A

CSU Area(s): B1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-101  Environmental Science  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores current environmental issues emphasizing their relationship to the physical, chemical and biological sciences. This course introduces students to the basic principles of scientific study using environmental issues as its main theme, focusing on the inter-relationships of the biotic and abiotic factors of the biosphere as they are influenced by human action.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A

CSU Area(s): B1, E1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-101H  Honors Environmental Science  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course explores current environmental issues emphasizing their relationship to the physical, chemical and biological sciences. This course introduces students to the basic principles of scientific study using environmental issues as its main theme, focusing on the inter-relationships of the biotic and abiotic factors of the biosphere as they are influenced by human action.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A

CSU Area(s): B1

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-102  Environmental Science Laboratory  

1 Unit (LBE 48-54)

This course explores laboratory techniques used in environmental studies. The course emphasizes laboratory techniques and field-based experiences to investigate the physical, chemical, biological and earth science components of environmental science. Field trips are required.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENVS-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-102H  Honors Environmental Science Laboratory  

1 Unit (LBE 48-54)

This course explores laboratory techniques used in environmental studies. The course emphasizes laboratory techniques and field-based experiences to investigate the physical, chemical, biological and earth science components of environmental science. Field trips are required.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENVS-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

CSU Area(s): B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-110  Natural Resources  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course focuses on sustainable management principles with application to the harvest and extraction of natural resources, particularly forest resources. Principles covered include human interactions with forest resources, forest ecology and management, renewable resources, market applications and current issues as they develop in the subject area. There is a requisite lab/field component to this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

ENVS-299  Special Projects: Environmental Science  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: One Environmental Studies class must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

ENVS-590  Watershed Resource Management (formerly ENVS-190)  

4 Units (LAB 48-54, LEC 48-54)

This course introduces students to the foundations of watershed hydrology and management. This course covers the hydrologic cycle, water quality, aquatic ecosystems, social and economic systems, point and non-point source pollution, and laws and institutions for managing water resources. It explores the process of developing and implementing a watershed management plan from problem definition through data collection, public consultation and program evaluation. (formerly ENVS 190)

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A