Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Introduction to environmental issues from a scientific perspective, focusing on physical,
chemical, and biological processes within the Earth system, the interaction between
humans and these processes, and the role of science in finding sustainable solutions.
Topics include ecological principles, biodiversity, climate change, sustainability,
renewable and non-renewable energy, water resources, air and water pollution, and
solid waste management.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400. And completion of or concurrent enrollment
in any READ 400 level course.
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
(CSU GE Area B2), UC (IGETC Area 5B)