ENVS 115 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEUnits (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.
Description: Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical, chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between humans and these processes, and the process and role of science in finding sustainable solutions. Topics include contemporary environmental issues related to resource use, pollution, and human population growth. Fieldtrips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, B2, UC. (IGETC: 5A, 5B)
ENVS 130 SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENTUnits (Grade Option) 4; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/48-54 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400, and Eligibility for MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.
Description: Investigates the application of biological principles of population biology, ecosystem processes, and natural resource conservation, to sustainable land management systems in San Mateo County. Partnerships with local businesses and agencies allows students the opportunity to observe the implementation of sustainable management practices in fisheries, forestry, agriculture, and development. Students learn how to estimate a population size, analyze soil fertility, learn to interpret GIS data, and evaluate the economic viability of land management practices. Transfer: CSU.