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ENVS 115 Environmental Science

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. Field trips may be required.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area B1, B2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1, B2), UC (IGETC Area 5A, 5B)
ENVS 130 Sustainable Land Management

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.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC