NCSR: Environmental Science I
Environment Science is a series of three courses developed by Chemeketa Community College that addresses environmental topics. Each is a 4-credit course that includes a lab and lecture. The courses are targeted towards students in natural resource areas (e.g. Forestry, Fish and Wildlife, Agriculture). This series of courses was added as a requirement for students in the Forest Resources Technology Program at Chemeketa and are intended to introduce students to basic ecological concepts and environmental issues related to natural resource management.
Environmental Science I is intended to familiarize students with functioning ecosystems before human intervention. “Additionally, students will be given a brief overview of environmental science-historical perspectives, philosophies, and definitions and a thorough understanding of how science operates. Human population growth will be examined in detail as an environmental topic."
The 169-page .pdf provides a course outline, which includes a course description, seven course objectives, student assessment, reading schedule, topics covered, and a detailed course schedule. Also included are 13 labs and activities, study guides, and exams.
The Excel document provides charts used in the labs and activities of the course.
The 127-page Word document “is designed for the instructor to use for making modifications to the original Environment Science I Course created by NCSR.”