Catalog 2021-2022

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ENS 235 Geographic Information Systems

Teaches students the applications of geographic information systems technology to a variety of biological issues including delimiting species and habitat distribution, identifying landscape-level relationships between abiotic and biotic factors and their spatial effects on populations; identifying potential effects of human activity on natural areas and populations; and developing management and regulatory policies including defining potential protected areas.

Credit Hours: 4
(NS) (SS) (Category III)

ENS 242 Environmental Science and Policy

Covers many of the most threatening environmental problems facing society. When possible, these issues are discussed at local, national and global levels to demonstrate how policy and cultural differences impact the various threats to the environment and to the human population. Environmental threats are discussed both in the context of their impact on natural ecosystems and their potential threat to human health and economic growth.

Credit Hours: 4
(W) (IG) (NS) (Category III)

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum.

Corequisites

BIO 242L

ENS 242L Environmental Science and Policy Discussion

Covers many of the most threatening environmental problems facing society. When possible, these issues are discussed at local, national and global levels to demonstrate how policy and cultural differences impact the various threats to the environment and to the human population. Environmental threats are discussed both in the context of their impact on natural ecosystems and their potential threat to human health and economic growth.

Credit Hours: 0

Prerequisites

Biology lower-core curriculum

Corequisites

BIO 242