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PHYS 304 : Environmental Science

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Environmental Science
Problems arising from human use and abuse of the environment will be the focus of this survey course. Ecological, economic, sociologic, and technologic principles will be applied to the management control of pollution of the atmosphere and water sources of the earth.

As a result of taking the course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of: 1) the underlying principles/laws that govern the delicate balances within ecosystems; 2) how technology in the absence of information on its impact and/or public awareness has damaged the environment; 3) the impact that economic and societal attitudes have on the environment; 4) how individual decisions are necessary to restore/maintain the quality of the environment for life to continue on earth. Students should also show improvements of their skills in writing, speaking, and use of the computer.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Distinguish the relationships between energy, space, water and air, and relationships between living systems in maintaining a population.

2. Recount and summarize the cyclic nature of interdependent populations with natural resources.

3. Analyze and describe the balance that exists between living organisms and the environment.

4. Identify the various structures and growth rates of human populations.

5. Propose possible ways to achieve a sustainable population size.

6. Recognize and identify various ways man's actions and decisions have led to the degradation of the environment.

7. Relate how individual decisions and attitudes help to either restore or destroy the environment.

8. Select topics for research, operate a computer, and communicate both verbally and in writing.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Mr. J.R. Hanamean - 3/31/2015
John H. Bradham, Ph.D., PMP - 3/31/2015
Johnelle Korioth, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
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