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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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ENV 201 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science I

Prerequisite: MAT 090 MAT 095 , or appropriate score on the placement test or instructor consent; AND RDG 095  or appropriate score on the placement test.
(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. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

Semesters Offered: Fall Only, All Years.

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