May 28, 2018  
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Chesapeake College Catalog
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SCI 151 - Environmental Science

4 credits | Meets a General Education requirement.
An introduction to the study of the natural environment, designed to increase environmental literacy. The course emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the field, and includes significant field experience. Topics include systems thinking and analysis; basic concepts of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere; resource use and conservation; environmental policies, agencies, and laws; human impact on ecological resources; and current issues in environmental science at global, regional, and local scales. [FALL/SPRING] Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week, and required field experiences.
Prerequisite(s): Complete ENG 094+  and MAT 031+  as prerequisites, or appropriate placement scores.
Note: All developmental courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress to the next developmental level or into college-level courses.



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