Introduction to Environmental Science
You’ll start by learning to use the scientific method to understand the environment. You’ll study ecosystems on both land and water. You’ll examine factors that determine the health of or threats to species populations and biodiversity. You’ll analyze natural and human activity as it impacts the environment, weather and climate: energy consumption, alternative energy sources, forests and conservation, urbanization, food production and pest control, and pollution. Finally, you’ll correlate what you’ve learned with economics, environment and policy, including waste management and other health issues.
* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ. Prices do not include books.