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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENV 202 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science II

Prerequisite: ENV 201 .
(4 Credits)
ENV 202 is a continuation of ENV 201. It is required for all Environmental Studies majors pursing the Environmental Science area of concentration.  This course builds on the fundamental concepts learned in ENV 201, with specific focus on energy, earth systems and human resource utilization. Students will explore interactions between humans and earth’s abiotic resources, including topics such as natural resource mining, renewable and non-renewable resources, energy production, hydrologic resource use and associated global environmental impacts. Human-induced environmental issues such as loss of biodiversity, water and air pollution, global climate change, non-renewable resource consumption and toxic and solid waste production will be examined, as well as related governmental policies associated with  these issues. Solutions to environmental issues will be explored within a social framework that includes the social and cultural construct of environmental issues and different points of view. * Biological/Physical Science and Lab Approved General Education Course. Semester Offered: Spring Semester Only. Laboratory fee required. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

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