Introduction to Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with living and non-living parts of their environment. It integrates information and ideas from the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and geology. The three goals of environmental science are to learn how nature works, to understand how we interact with the environment, and to find ways to deal with environmental problems and live more sustainably. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the study of food production, human cultures, energy and mineral use, economics, politics and land usage from an environmental viewpoint. Studied are the major ecosystems on earth and their individual characteristics. Current major problems such as global warming, ozone loss and the effects of all environmental problems on plant and animal species are covered in this course as well. Emphasis will be on actions that individuals and groups can do to reduce environmental degradation. Sustainability, stewardship, and sound science are the three major themes of this course.
Please use the link below to get to the online bookstore. You will need to know the SRC course number (BIO140) and section number (T1) or contact SRC Bookstore at (309) 649-6295.
Spoon River College: 23235 North County Highway 22 Canton, IL 61520 Phone: 3096474645