2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPHYS 1110 Environmental Science w/Lab

This course introduces various aspects of environmental science, including biodiversity, ecosystems, human population, water resources, air pollution, and climate change. Topics will be approached with a focus on urban environments, which will be emphasized through the lab activities and additional readings from journal and news articles. The lab activities will familiarize students with applied environmental science techniques including air and water quality testing, data analysis and visualization, and simple modeling techniques. Field trips will include visits to local watersheds, parks, harbor, and our own campus. This course meets for 4.5 hours weekly in order to integrate laboratory experiences.