Environmental Science


    Length of Course: One Semester (Lab Science)

    Credit: .5 Credit Grade Placement: 11, 12

    Prerequisites: Biology and Physical Science or DC recommendation.

    Enrollment in Astronomy is recommended.

    State Code: 03003A000

    Course Description: Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study that seeks to describe problems caused by man’s use of the natural world. Moreover, students will come to understand certain remedies for these problems. Environmental problems are often difficult to resolve because they are interrelated with other societal issues, such as employment, profits, and environmental quality. Examples of topics discussed in this course are: ecosystems, energy, resources, population, endangered species and environmental ethics. Discussion will include what individuals can do in their personal lives to help sustain rather than degrade the Earth’s life-support system.