Environmental Science
DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
BiologyEV201Environmental Science

This introductory course covers principles of environmental science, the study of how humans interact with the creation. The course includes topics such as human population growth, extinction and loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, global climate change, food and water security, waste management, energy and water conservation, and sustainable development. Emphasis will be placed on understanding our Christian response to these concerns as caretakers of the earth. Prerequisite: BI104. Co-requisite: EV201L.

BiologyEV201LEnvironmental Science Lab

This laboratory will engage the students in experimentation to understand environmental issues such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), acid precipitation, alternative energy sources, composting and landfill design, groundwater contamination and remediation, land conservation, and cleanup of oil spills. Prerequisite: BI104L. Co-requisite: EV201.

BiologyEV290Environmental Science Seminar I

Begins the process of teaching students how to use the scientific method to design experiments and develop an independent research project. The course includes various modes of scientific communication including written and oral presentations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, BI104,and BI103 or BI105.

BiologyEV310Environmental Ethics and Policy

A discussion course that introduces the student to the variety of ethical approaches taken with regard to environmental issues, including creation care, stewardship, biocentrism, ecocentrism, ecofeminism, the land ethic, and deep ecology. Students will also look at environmental policies that arise out of these various approaches to environmental ethics. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

BiologyEV331/EV331LTopics in Environmental Science

Discussion of one or more current topics related to the fields of ecology and environmental science. Possible topics might include global climate change, forest ecology, water resources and sustainable development. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

BiologyEV388/EV488Internships in Environmental Science

Internships in Environmental Science 

BiologyEV390Environmental Science Seminar 2

Teaches critical analysis of primary journal articles and seminars. Other topics include career planning and social and ethical problems in Environmental Science. 

BiologyEV490Environmental Science Seminar 3

Teaches critical analysis of primary journal articles and seminars. Requires an extensive research project and presentation before the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Other topics include career planning and social and ethical problems in environmental science. Required of all majors. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BiologyEV499Independent Study/Research

Includes individual work under staff supervision for well-qualified upperclassmen. A written report with an oral summary and review before two or more faculty members is required. Total credit hours for two semesters should not exceed the maximum allowed for fulfilling degree requirements. Prerequisite: An outline of the proposed work, consent of the supervising staff member, and approval by the department chair.

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