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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2019-2020 Catalog 
    Feb 08, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENV 201 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science I

Corequisite: BIO 113  or CHM 101  or higher, or instructor consent.
(4 Credits)
ENV 201 is the first semester of an interdisciplinary course in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts in environmental studies, with specific emphasis on the interdependent relationships between humans and the natural world. They will also examine how those interactions impact and influence the environment and ultimately the health and well-being of humans and all living species. Topics of study include ecology and ecosystem conservation, population growth and regulation, sustainable agricultural practices in food production and pest control. Anthropogenic environmental issues such as biodiversity decline, soil degradation and environmental toxicology, and related governmental policies will also be explored within the social construct of environmental issues. * Biological/Physical Science and Lab Approved General Education Course. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

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