The Environmental science minor offers students the opportunity to explore environmental issues from a broad multidisciplinary perspective toward a profound and integrative view of human-environment interactions.
This course covers the basic topics in inorganic and organic chemistry including: atomic structure, periodic relationships, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, and molecular structures. The topics are developed further by considering practical examples such as: air and water pollution, pesticides, food additives, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, and energy technologies. The impact of each on public policy and human health is discussed. A student project is required. This course meets for four hours weekly in order to integrate laboratory experiences.
In this course students will explore the fundamental process of biological evolution and the rise in life's variation on Earth through time. Through textbook readings and discussions, journal articles, films, hands-on activities, and field excursions, students will examine the processes of natural selection, adaptation, and speciation. Students will then explore the changes in life on Earth from its early origins in a reducing atmosphere to the diversification of prokaryotes; the symbiotic origins of eukaryotes; and the origin and diversification of animals, fungi, and plants. The course will end with a study of human evolution.
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